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Ann Microbiol (Paris). 1983 Mar-Apr;134A(2):149-54.

Selective interaction of a Fucus vesiculosus lectin-like mucopolysaccharide with several Candida species.


A complex carbohydrate specific lectin-like mucopolysaccharide extracted from the brown alga Fucus vesiculosus was found to agglutinate Candida guilliermondii cells but not those of other species of the same genus (except for a weak agglutination with C. krusei). The selective binding of this mucopolysaccharide correspondingly affected the growth of the yeasts. The results suggest that there are notable differences--at least with respect to the receptors for the F. vesiculosus mucopolysaccharide--between C. guilliermondii, C. krusei and the other Candida species.

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