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J Bacteriol. Feb 1970; 101(2): 636–642.
PMCID: PMC284951

Chemical Morphology of Glucan and Chitin in the Cell Wall of the Yeast Phase of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis


Short and thick fibers were observed on the outer surface of the yeast phase of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, and long and thin fibers were seen on the inner surface. The long fibers disappear with chitinase treatment and are composed of chitin. The short fibers disappear under alkali treatment and are composed of α-glucan. Comparisons with α-(1 → 3)-glucan isolated from Aspergillus niger and Polyporus betulinus and with chitin from fungal origin support our point of view.

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