Fatty acid composition of gliding bacteria: Oral isolates of Capnocytophaga compared with Sporocytophaga

S. C. Holt, G. Forcier, B. J. Takacs

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Abstract

The extractable and bound lipids and cellular fatty acids of the gram-negative gliding bacteria, Capnocytophaga sputigena, C. gingivalis, and C. ochracea were compared to the non-host-related gliding bacterium Sporocytophaga myxococcoides. The extractable lipids represented between 17 and 28% of the cell dry weight, whereas only 2 to 4% of the lipids were in the bound fraction. The methyl esters of the cellular fatty acids were mainly aC(15:0), which accounted for 69 to 73% of the total extractable fatty acids; S. myxococcoides had a similar distribution of branched-chain fatty acids; however, aC(17:0) was the predominant fatty acid in this free-living gliding organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-304
Number of pages7
JournalInfection and immunity
Volume26
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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