sulfoquinovosyldiacylglycerol

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sulfoquinovosyldiacylglycerol (plural sulfoquinovosyldiacylglycerols)

  1. (biochemistry) A glycerophospholipid that, along with galactosyldiacylglycerol, is an important component of membranes of chloroplasts and related organelles and one of the most abundant lipids in photosynthetic tissues.
    • 2001, Bertram Fraser-Reid (ed.), Glycoscience, p. 2085:
      Sulfoquinovosyldiacylglycerol lipids have also been identified in phototrophic and a few other bacterial species.
    • 2009, Hajime Wada & Norio Murata (eds.), Lipids in Photosynthesis, p. 2:
      There are four major glyceroplipid components in the thylakoid membranes, namely, monogalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG), digalactosyldiacylglycerol (DGDG), sulfoquinovosyldiacylglycerol (SQDG) and phosphatidylglycerol (PG).

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  • SQDG (abbreviation)