Sterol Synthesis in Diverse Bacteria

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Wei, Jeremy H.; Yin, Xinchi; Welander, Paula V.;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology,volume 7 (issn: 1664-302X, eissn: 1664-302X)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00990, pmc: PMC4919349
  • Subject: biomarkers | methanotrophs | Microbiology | lipid biosynthesis | oxidosqualene cyclase | Original Research | squalene epoxidase | sterols | planctomycetes | myxobacteria
    mesheuropmc: lipids (amino acids, peptides, and proteins) | polycyclic compounds

Sterols are essential components of eukaryotic cells whose biosynthesis and function has been studied extensively. Sterols are also recognized as the diagenetic precursors of steranes preserved in sedimentary rocks where they can function as geological proxies for eukar... View more