Two distinct classes of polyuronide from the cell walls of a dimorphic fungus, Mucor rouxii.


Polyuronides were extracted from purified yeast and mycelial walls of Mucor rouxii by sequential treatments with lithium chloride and potassium hydroxide and were fractionated by ion-exchange chromatography on DEAE-Sephadex. Two polymers (I and II) of different acidity were found in both wall types. Polymer I contained D-glucuronic acid, L-fucose, D-mannose… (More)