Chemical composition of exosporium from spores of Bacillus cereus.

  title={Chemical composition of exosporium from spores of Bacillus cereus.},
  author={L L Matz and T C Beaman and Philipp Gerhardt},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={101 1},
Homogeneous fragments of exosporium were extricated in centigram amounts from dormant spores of Bacillus cereus and analyzed for intrinsic constituents. The membrane proved to be chemically complex but not unique, consisting mainly of protein (52%), amino and neutral polysaccharides (20%), lipids (18%), and ash (4%). Seventeen common amino acids were identified by chromatography, and were present in usual proportions except for low levels of cystine-cysteine, methionine, tyrosine, and histidine… CONTINUE READING


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