High homogeneity of the Yersinia pestis fatty acid composition.

  title={High homogeneity of the Yersinia pestis fatty acid composition.},
  author={Alexandre Leclercq and Annie Guiyoule and M El Lioui and Elisabeth Carniel and Jacques Decallonne},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={38 4},
The cellular fatty acid compositions of 29 strains of Yersinia pestis representing the global diversity of this species have been analyzed by gas-liquid chromatography to investigate the extent of fatty acid polymorphism in this microorganism. After culture standardization, all Y. pestis strains studied displayed some major fatty acids, namely, the 12:0, 14:0, 3-OH-14:0, 16:0, 16:1omega9cis, 17:0-cyc, and 18:1omega9trans compounds. The fatty acid composition of the various isolates studied was… CONTINUE READING