Evidence for the Adhesive Function of the Exopolysaccharide of Hyphomonas Strain MHS-3 in Its Attachment to Surfaces.

@article{Quintero1995EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for the Adhesive Function of the Exopolysaccharide of Hyphomonas Strain MHS-3 in Its Attachment to Surfaces.},
  author={Ernesto J. Quintero and Ronald M. Weiner},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={1897-903}
}
Hyphomonas strain MHS-3 (MHS-3) is a marine procaryote with a biphasic life cycle and which has prosthecate stages that adhere to submerged substrata. We found that adherent forms produced an exopolysaccharide (EPS) capsule that bound Glycine max lectin, Arachis hypogaea lectin, and Bauhinia purpurea lectin (BPA), each having affinity for N-acetyl-d-galactosamine. It also bound the dye Calcofluor. BPA and Calcofluor were tested for the ability to hinder MHS-3 adhesion to glass surfaces; they… CONTINUE READING