Structure of the exopolysaccharide produced by Enterobacter amnigenus

  • Cescutti P
  • Kallioinen A
  • Impallomeni G
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Abstract

The bacterial species Enterobacter amnigenus was isolated from sugar beets harvested in Finland. It produced an exopolysaccharide rich in l-fucose, which gave viscous water solutions. Its primary structure was determined mainly by NMR spectroscopy and ESIMS of oligosaccharides and a polysaccharide with decreased molecular weight, obtained by Smith degradation of the O-deacetylated native polymer. (Graphical abstract). © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Enterobacter amnigenus
  • Mass spectrometry
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • Polysaccharide structure
  • l-fucose

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