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Fatty Acids Present in the Lipopolysaccharide of Rhizobium trifolii

By R. Russa and Z. Lorkiewicz

Abstract

Approximately 70% of the fatty acids recovered after acid or alkaline hydrolysis of the lipopolysaccharide of Rhizobium trifolii were hydroxy fatty acids identified as hydroxymyristic and hydroxypalmitic acids. Palmitic acid was the only saturated fatty acid found in the lipopolysaccharide of R. trifolii. Octadecenoic and a small amount of hexadecenoic acids were also identified. The results of BF3 methanolysis and hydroxylaminolysis suggest that hydroxypalmitic acid is N-acyl bound

Topics: Morphology and Ultrastructure
Year: 1974
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:245680
Provided by: PubMed Central
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