Biosynthesis of a novel polysaccharide by Acetobacter xylinum.

  title={Biosynthesis of a novel polysaccharide by Acetobacter xylinum.},
  author={Akihiro Shirai and Mihoko Takahashi and Hiroshi Kaneko and Sigenori Nishimura and Masahiro Ogawa and Norio Nishi and Seiichi Tokura},
  journal={International journal of biological macromolecules},
  volume={16 6},
An Acetobacter xylinum adapted to a medium containing N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) has been used to prepare a novel polysaccharide containing residual GlcNAc in cellulose. The maximum amount of incorporation was found to be 4 mol% in cellulose, when a mixed medium containing 1.4% glucose (Glc) and 0.6% GlcNAc was used for the culture of A. xylinum. The… CONTINUE READING