Lipids are an indispensable component of microorganisms, and fatty acid analysis of microorganisms is also an important method in microbial research. Creative BioMart Microbe provides customers with fatty acid analysis services with microorganisms as research objects. Our experts will design personalized fatty acid analysis solutions according to specific research objects and research purposes to ensure that customers are provided with fast and accurate analysis results.
Fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) analysis is an effective tool for microbial identification. The fatty acid components in microbial cells have a high degree of homology with microbial DNA. Microorganisms have their characteristic cellular fatty acid fingerprints. The analysis of fatty acids in microbial cells by GC-MS/GC can be used as a means of microbial identification and is also a standard method used by microbiologists.
Phospholipid fatty acids (PLFAs) are an important component of the cell membrane of living microorganisms. Different groups of microorganisms can synthesize different phospholipid fatty acids through different biochemical pathways. Therefore, PFLAs can be used as biomarkers to characterize changes in microbial biomass and microbial community structure . Through the extraction, analysis and determination of specific PLFAs in environmental samples such as soil and sludge, it can reflect the amount of different groups of microorganisms and indicate the diversity of microbial communities. The composition of PFLAs changes with environmental and physiological changes, so it can reflect the dynamic process of microorganisms.
Neutral lipid fatty acids (NLFAs) are the main structural components of neutral lipid molecules found in eukaryotes. NLFA analysis is a method for microbial community analysis. It can measure the fatty acids in the spores of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and is mostly used in botany research.