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Occurrence of C35-C45 polyprenols in filamentous and unicellular cyanobacteria

Bauersachs, T. and Schouten, S. and Compaore, J. and Stal, L.J. and Damsté Sinninghe, J.S. (2010) Occurrence of C35-C45 polyprenols in filamentous and unicellular cyanobacteria. Organic Geochemistry, 41, 867-870. ISSN 0146-6380.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2010.04.018

Abstract

Polyprenols, regular (head-to-tail) isoprenoid alcohols with 7–9 prenyl units, were tentatively identified in several cultivated cyanobacteria. Heptaprenol (C35), octaprenol (C40) and a suite of nonaprenols (C45) were present in unicellular and filamentous non-heterocystous cyanobacteria, while they were absent in heterocystous species. Structurally related components, e.g. long-chain (greater-or-equal, slantedC35) acyclic regular isoprenoid hydrocarbons, have been reported from petroleum and cyanobacterial polyprenols may be potential precursors.

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:7814
Deposited On:07 Oct 2010 02:00
Last Modified:24 Apr 2012 16:43

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