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Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 1990 Oct;58(3):209-17.

Trehalose in yeast, stress protectant rather than reserve carbohydrate.

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Department of Botany, University of Basel, Switzerland.

Abstract

Trehalose and glycogen are generally regarded as the two main reserve carbohydrates in yeast. However, several lines of evidence suggest that trehalose does not primarily function as a reserve but as a highly efficient protecting agent to maintain structural integrity of the cytoplasm under environmental stress conditions.

PMID:
2256682
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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