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Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 28–35 | Cite as

Peculiarities of the fatty acid composition ofBdellovibrio

  • L. V. Andreev
  • A. V. Afinogenova
  • Z. Romay Penabad
  • V. A. Lambina
Article

Abstract

The fatty acid composition of twelveBdellovibrio strains isolated upon the growth on bacteria of various taxonomic groups was studied. A dependence of the lipid composition of bdellovibrios on that of bacteria they were parasitizing on was shown. Data pointing to the selective incorporation of fatty acids of host bacteria by bdellovibrios were obtained.Bdellovibrio membranes were shown to contain monounsatured fatty acids with different positions of double bonds indicating that there are at least two alternative mechanisms of synthesis of these acids in the parasites.

Keywords

Fatty Acid Composition Monounsaturated Fatty Acid AdoMet Host Bacterium ALLN 
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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. V. Andreev
    • 1
  • A. V. Afinogenova
    • 1
  • Z. Romay Penabad
    • 1
  • V. A. Lambina
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of MicroorganismsUSSR Academy of SciencesPushchino, Moscow regionUSSR

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