Extraction and Analysis of Microbial Phospholipid Fatty Acids in Soils.

@article{Quideau2016ExtractionAA,
  title={Extraction and Analysis of Microbial Phospholipid Fatty Acids in Soils.},
  author={Sylvie A. Quideau and Anne C. S. McIntosh and Charlotte E Norris and Emily Lloret and Mathew J B Swallow and Kirsten Hannam},
  journal={Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE},
  year={2016},
  volume={114}
}
Phospholipid fatty acids (PLFAs) are key components of microbial cell membranes. The analysis of PLFAs extracted from soils can provide information about the overall structure of terrestrial microbial communities. PLFA profiling has been extensively used in a range of ecosystems as a biological index of overall soil quality, and as a quantitative indicator… CONTINUE READING