long chain fatty acid hydration

john andrew hudson HUDSONA at grasslands.cri.nz
Tue Mar 21 16:45:24 EST 1995

I have some bacterial strains capable of converting oleic acid to 
10-hydroxystearic acid. The question is why do they do it? One idea is that 
it is done to detoxify unsaturated fatty acids, but this doesn't seem too 
plausible given that they came form the rumen. Any ideas ?

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