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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry