Structural Diversity of the Membrane Core Lipids of Extreme Halophiles

Mikio Morita, Noriaki Yamauchi, Tadashi Eguchi, Katsumi Kakinuma

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The structural diversity of the core lipids of extreme halophiles Haloarcula japonica and Halobacterium halobium was investigated. The most significant difference is that Ha. japonica contains sn-2,3-di-O-phytanylglycerol exclusively as the core lipid, whereas Hb. halobium contains both sn-2,3-di-O-phytanylglycerol and sn-2-O-sesterter-panyl (3,7,11,15,19-pentamethyleicosanyl)-3-0-phytanylglycerol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-598
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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