Hopanoids in Bacteria and Cyanobacteria – Their Role in Cellular Biochemistry and Physiology, Analysis and Occurrence

@inproceedings{ezanka2010HopanoidsIB,
  title={Hopanoids in Bacteria and Cyanobacteria – Their Role in Cellular Biochemistry and Physiology, Analysis and Occurrence},
  author={Tom{\'a}{\vs} Řezanka and Lucie Siř{\'i}{\vs}ťov{\'a} and Karel Melzoch and Karel Sigler},
  year={2010}
}
Hopanoids, widespread compounds of triterpene nature, are found mainly in different bacterial types (G+ and G- bacteria, aerobs, facultative anaerobs, strict anaerobs), in methanotrophs, acetic acid bacteria, nitrogen fixers, purple non-sulphur bacteria, cyanobacteria, and also in sediments. They occur in a variety of structures from simple hopanoids to elongated compounds with polyfunctional side chains such as bacteriohopanepolyols (BH-polyols). This review summa- rizes current knowledge of… CONTINUE READING