Structures of archaebacterial membrane lipids.


Structural data on archaebacterial lipids is presented with emphasis on the ether lipids of the methanogens. These ether lipids normally account for 80-95% of the membrane lipids with the remaining 5-20% of neutral squalenes and other isoprenoids. Genus-specific combinations of various lipid core structures found in methanogens include diether-tetraether… (More)


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@article{Sprott1992StructuresOA, title={Structures of archaebacterial membrane lipids.}, author={G. Dennis Sprott}, journal={Journal of bioenergetics and biomembranes}, year={1992}, volume={24 6}, pages={555-66} }