Occurrence, structure and function of intracellular polyglucose in the obligate chemolithotroph Thiobacillus neapolitanus

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Nitrogen-limited cells of the obligate chemolithotroph Thiobacillus neapolitanus formed an intracellular polymer during growth in the chemostat. This polymer was isolated and characterized as a branched polyglucose composed of units joined by α-1→4 and α-1→6 linkages. Polyglucose in T. neapolitanus can be considered a storage compound since formation of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00425255

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@article{Beudeker2004OccurrenceSA, title={Occurrence, structure and function of intracellular polyglucose in the obligate chemolithotroph Thiobacillus neapolitanus}, author={Rob F. Beudeker and J. W. M. Kerver and Johannes Gijs Kuenen}, journal={Archives of Microbiology}, year={2004}, volume={129}, pages={221-226} }