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Biochem J. 1968 Jun;108(2):225-31.

A study of the fatty acid metabolism of the yeast Pityrosporum ovale.

Abstract

The yeast Pityrosporum ovale, a skin saprophyte, will only grow if fatty acids of chain length greater than C(10) are added to the culture medium. 9-Hydroxypalmitic acid is the major product of metabolism of even-carbon-number fatty acids; 9-hydroxystearic acid is also found. The optimum pH for this conversion is pH4.5. The hydroxy fatty acids produced are found bound in a polar form in the aqueous phase of the culture medium. Growth of the organisms is facilitated by presentation of the substrate as a two-phase liquid system.

PMID:
5691082
PMCID:
PMC1198797
DOI:
10.1042/bj1080225
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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