N-acetylglucosamine utilization by Saccharomyces cerevisiae based on expression of Candida albicans NAG genes.


Synthesis of chitin de novo from glucose involves a linear pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Several of the pathway genes, including GNA1, are essential. Genes for chitin catabolism are absent in S. cerevisiae. Therefore, S. cerevisiae cannot use chitin as a carbon source. Chitin is the second most abundant polysaccharide after cellulose and consists of… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00053-09

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