Microbial assimilation of hydrocarbons: cellular distribution of fatty acids.

The distribution of cellular fatty acids in defined lipid classes was analyzed in Micrococcus cerificans after growth on specified hydrocarbons. Neutral lipid, phospholipid, and cell residue fatty acids were qualitatively and quantitatively determined for M. cerificans grown on nutrient broth, tetradecane (C(14)), pentadecane (C(15)), hexadecane (C(16… (More)