Fraction of cyst wall that is chitin

Range ~25 %
Organism Protozoan Entamoeba spp.
Reference Martınez, Jose´ P Falomir, Marıa Pilar and Gozalbo, Daniel (August 2014) Chitin: A Structural Biopolysaccharide with Multiple Applications. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000694.pub3 p.4 right column 2nd paragraph
Primary Source Kneipp LF, Andrade AFB, de Souza W et al. (1998) Trichomonas vaginalis and Tritrichomonas foetus: expression of chitin at the cell surface. Experimental Parasitology 89: 195–204. DOI: 10.1006/expr.1998.4290 AND Aguilar‐Díaz H, Carreero JC, Argüello‐García R, Laclette JP and Morales‐Montoro J (2011) Cyst and encystment in protozoan parasites: optimal targets for new life‐cycle interrupting strategies? Trends in Parasitology 27: 450–458. DOI: 10.1016/ ID9635443, 21775209
Comments P.4 right column 2nd paragraph: "The cyst wall of Entamoeba contains approximately 25% (dry weight) of chitin and expression of chitin synthase activity is developmentally regulated during encystation (primary sources)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 115065