Exopolysaccharides produced by Burkholderia cenocepacia recA lineages IIIA and IIIB.

  title={Exopolysaccharides produced by Burkholderia cenocepacia recA lineages IIIA and IIIB.},
  author={Luigi Chiarini and Paola Cescutti and Laura Drigo and Giuseppe Impallomeni and Yury Herasimenka and Annamaria Bevivino and Claudia Dalmastri and Silvia Tabacchioni and Graziana Manno and Flavio Zanetti and Roberto Rizzo},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  volume={3 3},
Clinical and environmental strains of Burkholderia cenocepacia belonging to the recA lineages IIIA and IIIB were examined for exopolysaccharide (EPS) production. The exopolysaccharides structure was determined using mainly gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy. All the strains produced Cepacian, a highly branched polysaccharide constituted of a heptasaccharide repeating unit, composed of one rhamnose, one glucose, one glucuronic acid, one mannose and three… CONTINUE READING