Chemotaxonomy of cyanobacteria

Zvi Cohen, Maria Cristina Margheri, Luisa Tomaselli

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The fatty acid-based classification system divides cyanobacteria into four groups. These groups include strains that contain C18 fatty acids with three, four or no double bonds. The fatty acid composition of several cyanobacterial strains that we have analysed suggests the existence of a fifth group that consists of C18 polyunsaturated fatty acids with no more than two double bonds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1155-1158
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995


  • Cyanobacteria
  • Spirulina species
  • chemotaxonomy
  • fatty acids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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