Journal of Oceanography

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 93–104 | Cite as

Pressure-induced alteration in fatty acid composition of barotolerant deep-sea bacterium

  • Kazuo Kamimura
  • Hiroyuki Fuse
  • Osamu Takimura
  • Yukiho Yamaoka
  • Kouichi Ohwada
  • Jun Hashimoto


Barotolerant bacterium was isolated from sediment sample which was obtained from the depth of 4033 m in the Izu-Ogasawara Trench. The physiological property, growth characteristics and fatty acid composition were examined. The strain was a psychrotrophic and barotolerant bacterium, and was identified as species in the genusAlteromonas. The fatty acids of the strain were from C12 to C18. As the growth pressure increased, the portion of unsaturated fatty acid in membrane fraction increased due to an increase in the portion of C17∶1 and C18∶1, while the relative portion of C16∶0 and C16∶1 decreased. On the other hand, as the growth temperature decreased, the portion of unsaturated fatty acid increased due to the increase in the portion of C16∶1 and C18∶1.


Acid Composition Fatty Acid Composition Trench Sediment Sample Growth Temperature 
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© Oceanographic Society of Japan 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuo Kamimura
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Fuse
    • 1
  • Osamu Takimura
    • 1
  • Yukiho Yamaoka
    • 1
  • Kouichi Ohwada
    • 2
  • Jun Hashimoto
    • 3
  1. 1.Government Industrial Research InstituteHiroshimaJapan
  2. 2.Ocean Research InstituteUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Japan Marine Science and Technology CenterKanagawaJapan

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