N-acetylglucosamine, the building block of chitin, inhibits growth of Neurospora crassa.

@article{Gaderer2017NacetylglucosamineTB,
  title={N-acetylglucosamine, the building block of chitin, inhibits growth of Neurospora crassa.},
  author={Romana Gaderer and Verena Seidl-Seiboth and Ronald P de Vries and Bernhard Seiboth and Lisa Kappel},
  journal={Fungal genetics and biology : FG & B},
  year={2017},
  volume={107},
  pages={
          1-11
        }
}
N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) is the monomer of the polysaccharide chitin, an essential structural component of the fungal cell wall and the arthropod exoskeleton. We recently showed that the genes encoding the enzymes for GlcNAc catabolism are clustered in several ascomycetes. In the present study we tested these fungi for growth on GlcNAc and chitin. All fungi, containing the GlcNAc gene cluster, could grow on GlcNAc with the exception of four independent Neurospora crassa wild-type isolates… CONTINUE READING