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Straight and branched (ω-1)-hydroxylated very long chain fatty acids are components of Bradyrhizobium lipid A

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Lipopolysaccharides of seven Bradyrhizobium strains and three whole-cell fatty acid preparations from bacteria isolated from nodules of Sarothamnus scoparius (Common Broom) were studied for the presence of very long chain (ω-1)-hydroxy fatty acids. Several such fatty acids were identified. Among them, straight-chain as well as mono- and dimethyl branched acids with chains in the range from 26 to 34 carbon atoms were found. Pyrrolidides and 4,4-dimethyloxazoline derivatives were used to determine the branching position. Carbons at the (ω-10) and/or (ω-11) positions in alkyl chains were points of attachment of methyl groups. These data complete the structure of bradyrhizobial lipid A with important details. The obtained results can be applied in the chemotaxonomy of Bradyrhizobium.
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  • Department of Genetics and Microbiology, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
  • Department of Genetics and Microbiology, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
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