Journal of Biosciences

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 363–364 | Cite as

A branched chain fatty acid promotes cold adaptation in bacteria

  • M. K. Chattopadhyay
  • M. V. Jagannadham


Fatty Acid Profile Membrane Fluidity Listeria Monocytogenes Glycine Betaine Cold Adaptation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. K. Chattopadhyay
    • 1
  • M. V. Jagannadham
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Cellular and Molecular BiologyHyderabadIndia

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