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The effect of temperature on the fatty acid composition of Tetrahymena pyriformis WH-14.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  818369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A reduction in the growth temperature of Tetrahymena pyriformis strains WH-14 from 35 C to 15 C resulted in distinct alterations in the fatty acid composition of the glycerophospholipids. The proportion of normal saturated acids declined from 26 to 19%; palmitoleic acid increased by 6%, and the composition of the polyunsaturated fatty acids increased in 18:2 delta 6,11 (n) and decreased in 18:2 delta 9,12 (n) and 18:3 delta 6,9,12 (n). The unsaturation index (the average number of double bonds/100 molecules) did not change with a shift in temperature.
R L Conner; B Y Stewart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of protozoology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0022-3921     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Protozool.     Publication Date:  1976 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985197R     Medline TA:  J Protozool     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fatty Acids / metabolism*
Oleic Acids / metabolism
Palmitic Acids / metabolism
Stearic Acids / metabolism
Tetrahymena pyriformis / growth & development,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Oleic Acids; 0/Palmitic Acids; 0/Stearic Acids

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