September, 2017 update

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      hopeneDiplotene

      Diplotene (systematic name:Hop-22(29)-ene) is a commonly occurring member of the Hopanoid class of Prenol lipids. Hopanoids are natural pentacyclic compounds based on the chemical structure of hopane and have been found to be present in nature in vast amounts as components of bacteria and other primitive organisms. A range of hopanoids are found in petroleum reservoirs, where they are used as biological markers and they have also been found some terrestrial ferns. Hopanoids are one of the most abundant natural products on earth and are present in the organic matter of all sediments, independent of their age, origin or nature and are useful molecular fossil biomarkers in reconstruction of early evolution and geology.

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"Lipid Matters - A Personal Blog" — by William (Bill) W. Christie

Sept 13th, 2017

"A tale of two lipids" may sound Dickensian, but it aptly describes a paper drawn to my attention by the newsletter of the Fats of Life; in truth, it is anything but Dickensian …

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