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Abstract

The respiratory quinones of 73 strains of Gram-positive bacteria including spore-forming rods, lactic-acid bacteria and actinomycetes were examined. Menaquinones with seven isoprenoid units (MK-7) were the main quinone type found in representatives of the genus and in However, a strain of produced MK-8 in addition to MK-7, and strains of and appeared to produce MK-9 and MK-8, respectively, with no MK-7. In the Clostridia and lactic-acid bacteria, no quinones were found, except in NCTC 8066 and subsp. ATCC 7469, which contained menaquinones, and NCTC 775 and HIM 478–1, which contained demethylmenaquinones, in relatively low concentrations. Menaquinones were also found in the actinomycetes (except and which did not produce any quinones) and in ATCC 8458, the so-called ATCC 15900 and NCTC 10559.

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