Plant polar lipids
The list below represents the 144 lipid molecular species that we can detect
and quantify, based on data from Arabidopsis leaves and cotton fibers
*not part of routine analysis
Below are the yeast lipid species that we are prepared to quantify if/when they occur in yeast samples. Of these 136 species, 42 overlap with the list for plants, and 94 are unique.
polar lipid species
Below are the animal lipid species that
we are prepared to quantify if/when they occur
in animal samples. It should be noted that the
identifications are by (1) the ability to produce
a fragment characteristic of the phospholipid head
group and (2) the mass. While these criteria
provide clear identification of most species, there
is some potential ambiguity with some of the highly
unsaturated compounds; a highly unsaturated
diacyl compound may share a mass with an ether lipid,
for example. In the data that we assemble, we
try to indicate where these ambiguities are.
While we are currently able to offer these analyses,
we are also working to improve them.