Plasmalogen composition of Anaeroplasma

T A Langworthy, W R Mayberry, P F Smith, I M Robinson
1975 Journal of Bacteriology  
The polar lipids of Anaeroplasma contained 33.1% alk-1'-enyl glyceryl ether (plasmalogen) form. Phosphatidylglycerol was the major polar lipid (55.2%) and contained nearly all of the plasmalogen. The alk-1'-enyl glyceryl ether form accounted for 58.3% of the phosphatidylglycerol. The presence of plasmalogens (alk-1'-enyl glyceryl ethers) in the lipids of several species of anaerobic bacteria has been firmly established (3). The occurrence of plasmalogens among members of the Mycoplasmatales,
more » ... Mycoplasmatales, however, has not been described. We present here evidence for the existence of plasmalogens among the lipids of two strains of obligately anaerobic mycoplasmas designated Anaeroplasma (I
doi:10.1128/jb.122.2.785-787.1975 fatcat:36o3pucd6bawbp4jtgwkzdh5tq