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Three exopolysaccharides of the beta-(1 -> 6)-D-glucan type and a beta-(1 -> 3;1 -> 6)-D-glucan produced by strains of Botryosphaeria rhodina isolated from rotting tropical fruit
Carbohydrate Research. Oxford: Elsevier B.V., v. 343, n. 14, p. 2481-2485, 2008.
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Univ Castilla La Mancha
Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL)
Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)
Four exopolysaccharides (EPS) obtained from Botryosphaeria rhodina strains isolated from rotting tropical fruit (graviola, mango, pinha, and orange) grown on sucrose were purified on Sepharose CL-4B. Total acid hydrolysis of each EPS yielded only glucose. Data from methylation analysis and (13)C NMR spectroscopy indicated that the EPS from the graviola isolate consisted of a main chain of glucopyranosyl (1-->3) linkages substituted at 0-6 as shown in the putative structure below:[GRAPHICS]The EPS of the other fungal isolates consisted of a linear chain of (1-->6)-linked glucopyranosyl residues of the following structure:[GRAPHICS]FTIR spectra showed one band at 891 cm(-1), and (13)C NMR spectroscopy showed that a;] glucosidic linkages were of the p-configuration. Dye-inclusion studies with Congo Red indicated that each EPS existed in a triple-helix conformational state. beta-(1-->6)-D-Glucans produced as exocellular polysaccharides by fungi are uncommon. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.