The sugar composition of streptococcal cell walls and its relation to haemagglutination pattern.

@article{Roberts1961TheSC,
  title={The sugar composition of streptococcal cell walls and its relation to haemagglutination pattern.},
  author={W. Stewart Roberts and Frederick Stanley Stewart},
  journal={Journal of general microbiology},
  year={1961},
  volume={24},
  pages={
          253-60
        }
}
SUMMARY: The sugar composition of cell walls of various streptococci and pneumococci was investigated by paper chromatography. Rhamnose was found in the walls of most streptococci bearing Lancefield group haptens but was not identified in the walls of pneumococci or most ‘viridans’ streptococci. In the group as a whole galactose and glucose were more regularly present than rhamnose. A significant correlation was found between the distribution of rhamnose and haemagglutination pattern, as… CONTINUE READING

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