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J Gen Microbiol. 1979 Aug;113(2):421-4.

Regular arrangement of wall polymers in staphylococci.

Abstract

Concentric circular structures were observed on the newly exposed surface of the wall of Staphylococcus epidermidis and on its isolated cross-wall. These structures were removed by treatment with trichloroacetic acid. Chemical analysis revealed that after treatment with trichloroacetic acid most of the wall phosphorus was extracted but more than half of the N-acetylglucosamine remained associated with the wall. These observations suggest that polysaccharides are likely to be arranged circularly on the surface of the wall.

PMID:
512637
DOI:
10.1099/00221287-113-2-421
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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