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has been classified into four groupings (groups I to IV) based on physiological characteristics and 16S rRNA sequencing. We have examined the lipid compositions of 11 representative strains of and a strain of by 2D-TLC and by MS. All strains contained phosphatidylglycerol (PG), cardiolipin (CL) and phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) in both the all-acyl and the alk-1′-enyl (plasmalogen) forms. Five strains in proteolytic group I, which are related to , contained varying amounts of an ethanolamine-phosphate derivative of -acetylglucosaminyl-diradylglycerol, which is also present in . Three strains in group II, which are related to , , contained lipids characteristic of these saccharolytic species: a glycerol acetal and a PG acetal of the plasmalogen form of PE. Two group III strains, which are related to , contained amino-acyl derivatives of PG, which are also found in . A strain in group IV had PE, PG and CL, but none of the distinguishing lipids. This work shows that the lipidome of . is consistent with its classification by other methods.

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