Unusual fatty acid compositions of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus and the bacterium Thermotoga maritima

Nestor M. Carballeira, Morayma Reyes Gil, Anthony Sostre, Heshu Huang, Marc F J M Verhagen, Michael W W Adams

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Abstract

The fatty acid compositions of the hyperthermophilic microorganisms Thermotoga maritima and Pyrococcus furiosus were studied and compared. A total of 37 different fatty acids were identified in T. maritima, including the novel 13,14-dimethyloctacosanedioic acid. In contrast, a total of 18 different fatty acids were characterized, as minor components, in P. furiosus, and these included saturated, monounsaturated, and dicarboxylic acids. This is the first report of fatty acids from an archaeon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2766-2768
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Volume179
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Pyrococcus furiosus
Thermotoga maritima
Archaea
Fatty Acids
Bacteria
Dicarboxylic Acids
Acids

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Carballeira, N. M., Reyes Gil, M., Sostre, A., Huang, H., Verhagen, M. F. J. M., & Adams, M. W. W. (1997). Unusual fatty acid compositions of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus and the bacterium Thermotoga maritima. Journal of Bacteriology, 179(8), 2766-2768.

Unusual fatty acid compositions of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus and the bacterium Thermotoga maritima. / Carballeira, Nestor M.; Reyes Gil, Morayma; Sostre, Anthony; Huang, Heshu; Verhagen, Marc F J M; Adams, Michael W W.

In: Journal of Bacteriology, Vol. 179, No. 8, 1997, p. 2766-2768.

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Carballeira, NM, Reyes Gil, M, Sostre, A, Huang, H, Verhagen, MFJM & Adams, MWW 1997, 'Unusual fatty acid compositions of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus and the bacterium Thermotoga maritima', Journal of Bacteriology, vol. 179, no. 8, pp. 2766-2768.
Carballeira, Nestor M. ; Reyes Gil, Morayma ; Sostre, Anthony ; Huang, Heshu ; Verhagen, Marc F J M ; Adams, Michael W W. / Unusual fatty acid compositions of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus and the bacterium Thermotoga maritima. In: Journal of Bacteriology. 1997 ; Vol. 179, No. 8. pp. 2766-2768.
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