Cell wall composition of Fusarium oxysporum

Alex Sivan, Ilan Chet

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Sugar analysis of isolated cell walls from three formae speciales of Fusarium oxysporum showed that they contained not only glucose and (N-acetyl)-glucosamine, but also mannose, galactose, and uronic acids, presumably originating from cell wall glycoproteins. Cell wall glycoproteins accounted for 50–60% of the total mass of the wall. X-ray diffraction studies showed the presence of α-1,3-glucan in the alkali-soluble cell wall fraction and of β-1,3-glucan and chitin in the alkali-insoluble fraction. Electron microscopy and lectin binding studies indicated that glycoproteins form an external layer covering an inner layer composed of chitin and glucan.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)869-871
Number of pages3
JournalSoil Biology and Biochemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Soil Science


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