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Effect of glutamic acid on the fatty acid and lipid composition of Choanephora cucurbitarum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1201519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The fatty acid composition of the total, neutral, sterol, free fatty acid, and polar-lipid fractions in the mycelium of Choanephora curcurbitarum was determined. The major fatty acids in all lipid fractions were palmitic, oleic, linoleic, and gamma-linolenic acid. Different lipid fractions did not show any particular preference for any individual fatty acid; however, the degree of unsaturation was different in different lipid fractions. Free fatty acid and polar lipid fractions contained a higher proportion of gamma-linolenic acid than did triglyceride and sterol fractions. Addition of glutamic acid to the malt-yeast extract and medium resulted in the biosynthesis of a number of long-chain fatty acids beyond the gamma-linolenic acid. These fatty acids, e.g., C22:1, C24:0, and C26:0, were never observed to be present in the fungus when grown on a malt-yeast extract medium without glutamic acid. Furthermore, thin-layer chromatographic analysis showed a larger and denser spot of diphosphatidyl glycerol from the mycelium grown on glutamic acid medium than from the control mycelium. The possible significance of this finding is discussed.
J M Deven; M S Manocha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of microbiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0008-4166     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1975 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-03-01     Completed Date:  1976-03-01     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372707     Medline TA:  Can J Microbiol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1827-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Culture Media
Fatty Acids / analysis*
Fatty Acids, Nonesterified / analysis
Fungi / analysis*
Glutamates / metabolism*
Lipids / analysis*
Mucorales / analysis*,  metabolism
Phospholipids / analysis
Sterols / analysis
Triglycerides / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Culture Media; 0/Fatty Acids; 0/Fatty Acids, Nonesterified; 0/Glutamates; 0/Lipids; 0/Phospholipids; 0/Sterols; 0/Triglycerides

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