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A new N-C-31/9 polyene hydrocarbon from Antarctic bacteria


Nichols, DS and Nichols, PD and McMeekin, TA, A new N-C-31/9 polyene hydrocarbon from Antarctic bacteria, F E M S Microbiology Letters, 125, (2-3) pp. 281-286. ISSN 0378-1097 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1574-6968.1995.tb07369.x


The non-saponifiable neutral lipid composition of nineteen bacterial strains isolated from Antarctic sea ice were analysed. Nine of these strains produced a novel highly unsaturated straight chain hydrocarbon as the major non-saponifiable neutral lipid component. The compound was identified as hentriacontanonene (n-C(31:9)) by mass spectrometry and the formation of n-C(31:10) following hydrogenation. The occurrence of n-C(31:9) also correlated with the production of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) by the bacterial strains. n-C(31:9) may therefore represent a novel biomarker for the location of PUFA-producing bacteria from environmental samples.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Biochemistry and cell biology
Research Field:Analytical biochemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Nichols, DS (Dr David Nichols)
UTAS Author:Nichols, PD (Dr Peter Nichols)
UTAS Author:McMeekin, TA (Professor Thomas McMeekin)
ID Code:5498
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-24

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