The sterols and fatty acids from purified flagella ofChlamydomonas reinhardi

Abstract

Purified flagella of the eukaryotic algaChlamydomonas reinhardi have a sterol composition (55% ergosterol [24β-methylcholesta-5,7,22-trans-trien-3β-ol] and 45% 7-dehydroporiferasterol [24β-ethylcholesta-5,7,22-trans-trien-3β-ol]) identical of that of the whole algal cell. Fatty acids isolated fromC. reinhardi flagella were identified as 16∶0, 18∶0, 18∶1, 18∶2 and 18∶3. Whole cell fatty acids included 14∶0, 16∶2 and 16∶3 in addition to those found in the flagella. Triunsaturates comprised 22.9% of the flagellar fatty acids and 76.4% of those from the whole cell.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02535687

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@article{Gealt2006TheSA, title={The sterols and fatty acids from purified flagella ofChlamydomonas reinhardi}, author={Michael A. Gealt and John H. Adler and William R. Nes}, journal={Lipids}, year={2006}, volume={16}, pages={133-136} }