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Microbiology. 1994 Aug;140 ( Pt 8):2013-7.

Cis/trans isomerization of fatty acids as a defence mechanism of Pseudomonas putida strains to toxic concentrations of toluene.

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Department of Food Science, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Defence mechanisms of three Pseudomonas putida strains growing in the presence of toluene up to 50% (v/v) were investigated. The three strains reacted to toxic concentrations of toluene by accumulating trans unsaturated fatty acids in the membrane instead of the cis isomers. The membranes of the toluene-adapted cells possessed a higher trans/cis ratio and had a higher lipid-ordering since the transition temperature was about 7 centigrade degrees higher compared to the non-adapted cells.

PMID:
7921251
DOI:
10.1099/13500872-140-8-2013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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