Fatty acids contents of the cells of six isolates of S.aureus subsp. anaerobius isolated from
sheep abscesses in Sudan and the reference strain ATCC 35844 or DSM 20714were determined in
their methylated forms (FAME) by Gas-Liquid Chromatography (GLC). The FAME profile of the
local isolates and the reference strain showed that the long chain fatty myristic, M-3-Mpentadecanoic,
arachidic, stearic and palmitoelic acids formed high peaks with retention time of
more than 5%. Lauric, palmitic and M-nonadecanoic acids were found, but at low quantity.