The molecular structures of a glucan and a galactan synthesised by prototheca zopfii

David J Manners, I R Pennie, J. F. Ryley

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Abstract

When the unicellular organism Prototheca zopfii was grown on a malt-agar medium, a mixture of polysaccharides was synthesised which could be subsequently extracted from the dried cells with hot water and hot alkali. The major polysaccharide was a galactan which had a branched structure with main chains of (1?6)-linked D-galactopyranose residues, and ˜ 10% of side chains containing terminal D-galacto-furanose residues. A glycogen-type polysaccharide and a (1?4)-linked mannan were also produced. © 1973.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-77
Number of pages15
JournalCarbohydrate Research
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1973

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    Manners, D. J., Pennie, I. R., & Ryley, J. F. (1973). The molecular structures of a glucan and a galactan synthesised by prototheca zopfii. Carbohydrate Research, 29(1), 63-77.