Composition of cell wall

Range polysaccharide 85% to 90%: protein 10% to 15% %
Organism Yeast
Reference Nguyen TH, Fleet GH, Rogers PL. Composition of the cell walls of several yeast species. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 1998 Aug50(2):206-12. p.206 right column top paragraphPubMed ID9763691
Comments Studies on the chemistry and structure of yeast walls have focused mainly on Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans. For these species, as well as for most other yeasts that have been examined, the wall consists of about 85%-90% polysaccharide and 10%-15% protein.
Entered by Uri M
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