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This is the Shape of the Triacylglycerol Lipidome. This is the solution for a Type II (ABA/AAB) TAG.  There are only two possible solutions for each ratio, based on observing the (MH/SDAG) ratio and the (AA/AB) ratio.  Either Case 1, the (MH/SDAG) ratio is less than one and the Critical Limit, and a DAG is the base peak (largest), or Case2, the (MH/SDAG) ratio is larger than one or the Critical Limit, and the MH is the base peak.  For the (AA/AB) ratio: either Case 3, the (AA/AB) ratio is less than One, and AB is larger than AA, or Case 4, the (AA/AB) ratio is greater than One, and the AA is larger than AB.  When either ratio exactly equals One, both Cases are equal.  The two ratios are nested into each other. The simulacrum sum of the (AA/AB) ratio is the denominator of the (MH/SDAG) ratio.

Notice that the Shape of the Triacylglycerol Lipidome is One Half of a Square Bipyramid.


The Bottom Up Solution to the Triacylglycerol Lipidome is published in the April 2005 issue of the journal Lipids. See the link to this manuscript on the Navigation Bar on the left.

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The names “The Bottom Up Solution” and “The Unit Simulacrum” and all equations, figures and schemes are copyrighted in 2005-2009 by William Craig Byrdwell.  No portion of the equations, figures or schemes may be used without prior written permission from the copyright holder, William Craig Byrdwell.