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Sterols in psychrophilic methanotroph, Methylosphaera hansonii


Schouten, S and Bowman, JP and Rijpstra, IC and Sinninghe Dmaste, JS, Sterols in psychrophilic methanotroph, Methylosphaera hansonii, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 186, (2) pp. 193-195. ISSN 0378-1097 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1574-6968.2000.tb09103.x


A suite of six sterols, lanosterol, lanost-8(9)-en-3β-ol, 4,4-dimethylcholesta-8(14),24-dien-3β-ol, 4,4-dimethylcholest-8(14)-en-3β-ol, 4-methylcholesta-8(14),24-dien-3β-ol and 4-methylcholest-8(14)-en-3β-ol, were identified in the psychrophilic methanotrophic bacterium, Methylosphaera hansonii. Their presence suggests that the capacity for sterol biosynthesis in methanotrophic bacteria is limited to the family Methylococcaceae but which have widely different optimal growth temperatures. Copyright (C) 2000 Federation of European Microbiological Societies.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Biological oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
UTAS Author:Bowman, JP (Associate Professor John Bowman)
ID Code:18754
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:59
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2011-10-04

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