Table 6.

Fatty acid content in each of the six phospholipid classes from the skin of the tail portion of P. schlosseri exposed for 6 days to 50%SW with or without (control) 30 mmol l-1 NH4Cl

Fatty acid content (% of total)
ControlAmmonia exposed
SM13.3±0.312.7±0.3*
PC49.0±2.045.0±1.2
PS15.7±1.720.4±0.3
PI5.43±0.225.61±0.32
PE15.1±0.414.6±1.0
CL1.48±0.161.68±0.32
  • PC, phosphatidylcholine; PS, phosphatidylserine; PI, phosphatidylinositol; PE, phosphatidylethanolamine; CL, cardiolipin; SM, sphingomyelin.

    Values are means ± s.e.m. (N=5).

  • * Significantly different from the corresponding control value