Hydroxydiether lipid structures in Methanosarcina spp. and Methanococcus voltae

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TypeArticle
Journal titleApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume59
Pages912914; # of pages: 3
AbstractHydroxylated diether lipids are the most abundant lipids in Methanosarcina acetivorans, Methanosarcina thermophila, and Methanosarcina barkeri MS and Fusaro, regardless of the substrate used for growth. Structural analysis of the lipid moiety freed of polar head groups revealed that the hydroxydiether lipids of all the Methanosarcina strains were hydroxylated at position 3 of sn-2 phytanyl chains. The finding that Methanosarcina strains synthesize the same hydroxydiether structure suggests that this is a taxonomic characteristic of the genus. Methanococcus voltae produced minor amounts of the 3-hydroxydiether characteristic of Methanosarcina spp. and also the 3'-hydroxydiether described previously for Methanosaeta concilii.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Biological Sciences; NRC Biotechnology Research Institute
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NRC numberSPROTT1993
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NPARC number9389220
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