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The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of different growth temperatures on the fatty acid compositions of the photosynthetically important galactolipids, mono- and digalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG and DGDG, respectively), of the “blue” pennate diatom, Haslea ostrearia, and the model pennate diatom, Phaeodactylum tricornutum, with the hypothesis(More)
The obligate intracellular parasite Chlamydia trachomatis has a reduced genome but relies on de novo fatty acid and phospholipid biosynthesis to produce its membrane phospholipids. Lipidomic analyses showed that 8% of the phospholipid molecular species synthesized by C. trachomatis contained oleic acid, an abundant host fatty acid that cannot be made by the(More)
Current biofuel prospects face many hurdles to becoming mass produced, such as ethanol which is lower in energy content and incompatible with the petroleum-based fuel infrastructure we live in. Consequently, the search is on for an organism that either produces naturally or can be engineered to produce a fuel source that is both comparable in energy content(More)
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