Bacterial Lipids

Understanding bacterial lipid metabolism has been paramount in the understanding of basic lipid metabolism and enzymatic pathways. There is an incredible diversity in the fatty acid and phospholipid structures that occur in nature, and the ability to alter the fatty acid and/or phospholipid composition depending on the environment is crucial for bacterial survival. While E.coli was considered for decades to be the paradigm in bacterial lipid synthesis and metabolism, modern-era genome sequencing revealed that the regulation of metabolic pathways must be investigated on a species-specific basis. To this end, Avanti has developed a series of Bacterial Lipids to aid in the complex understanding of lipid metabolism in prokaryotes.


Parsons JB, Rock CO. Bacterial lipids: metabolism and membrane homeostasis. Prog Lipid Res. 2013 Jul;52(3):249-76. doi: 10.1016/j.plipres.2013.02.002. PMID: 23500459.