Capillary gas chromatographic analysis of mycolic acid cleavage products, cellular fatty acids, and alcohols of Mycobacterium xenopi

M. Luquin, F. Lopez, V. Ausina

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Abstract

The fatty acids, alcohols, and mycolic acids of 26 strains of Mycobacterium xenopi were studied by capillary gas chromatography and thin-layer chromatography. All strains contained α-, keto-, and ω-carboxymycolates. The primary mycolic acid cleavage product was hexacosanoic acid. The fatty acid patterns and, especially, the presence of 2-docosanol are characteristic markers of M. xenopi.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1403-1406
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume27
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989

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