Biomarker techniques to screen for bacteria that produce polyunsaturated fatty acids.

@article{Nichols2002BiomarkerTT,
  title={Biomarker techniques to screen for bacteria that produce polyunsaturated fatty acids.},
  author={David S Nichols and Tom A. McMeekin},
  journal={Journal of microbiological methods},
  year={2002},
  volume={48 2-3},
  pages={161-70}
}
The production of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) by bacteria has been firmly established for over two decades although it is still commonly ignored. Investigations of Antarctic sea ice have revealed a high diversity of novel bacterial taxa with the ability to produce PUFA. The majority are psychrophilic (requiring low temperatures for growth) and halophilic (requiring the presence of salts for growth), in contrast to the bacterial community present in the underlying water column. Specific… CONTINUE READING

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