Fatty acid composition of the tropical lichen Teloschistes flavicans and its cultivated symbionts.

Abstract

Fatty acid components, in both the free and combined form of the intact tropical lichen Teloschistes flavicans, and its isolated photobiont and mycobiont, were analyzed by GC-MS of derived methyl esters. Its rDNA analysis confirmed that the isolated cultured symbionts belong to the genera Trebouxia and Teloschistes, respectively. The fatty acid composition… (More)

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