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Fatty acid composition of Neisseria species as determined by gas chromatography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4969606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Duplicate cultures of 53 strains representing 9 species of Neisseria were analyzed by gas-liquid chromatography for cellular fatty acids. N. sicca, N. mucosa, N. flava, N. flavescens, N. perflava, N. subflava, and the several serotypes of N. meningitidis examined were found to comprise a fairly homogeneous group on the basis of the percentages of individual fatty acids present. Lactose-fermenting Neisseria also were in this group. N. catarrhalis, however, contained decanoic acid in addition to the acids occurring in the other species. Moreover, the 18 C-saturated and monoenoic acids together constituted 36% of the total fatty acid composition for N. catarrhalis, while the comparable mean value for the other species was less than 13%.
V J Lewis; R E Weaver; D G Hollis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of bacteriology     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0021-9193     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Bacteriol.     Publication Date:  1968 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1968-09-13     Completed Date:  1968-09-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985120R     Medline TA:  J Bacteriol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chromatography, Gas
Fatty Acids / analysis*
Neisseria / analysis*
Neisseria meningitidis / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids

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