TABLE 2.

Fatty acid profile analysis based on chain length and fatty acid chain configurationa

Growth condition% Total fatty acidC15/C17 ratio% Total fatty acidAnteiso/iso ratio% Total fatty acidBranched-/straight-chain ratio
C15C17AnteisoIsoBranched chainStraight chain
30°C + Tween 2032.3 ± 4.912.7 ± 2.32.5 ± 0.0 A37.5 ± 2.115.0 ± 1.52.5 ± 0.1 B52.6 ± 3.637.5 ± 0.11.4 ± 0.1 A
30°C44.9 ± 3.218.8 ± 2.02.7 ± 0.1 B52.5 ± 2.623.0 ± 1.22.3 ± 0.0 A75.6 ± 3.816.7 ± 2.64.6 ± 0.9 B
10°C55.4 ± 2.314.3 ± 0.93.9 ± 0.1 C59.0 ± 6.119.8 ± 0.63.0 ± 0.4 C78.5 ± 5.512.5 ± 1.77.2 ± 1.8 C
  • a Results are the means of two replicates with SD indicated. Only fatty acids that exceed 1% of total membrane fatty acid were listed. Ratios with different capital letters are statistically significantly different (P < 0.05).