Observations on the structure of pullulan

B. J. Catley, W. J. Whelan

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Abstract

An extracellular α-glucan, pullulan, elaborated by a strain of Pullularia pullulans, contains 0.6% of a maltotetraose subunit, as well as the already known major component, maltotriose. The majority, at least, of the maltotetraose is contained within the polymeric chains and is linked, through its terminal glucose units, by α-1→6- bonds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-142
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Volume143
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1971
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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