Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 209–217

Trehalose in yeast, stress protectant rather than reserve carbohydrate

Authors

  • Andres Wiemken
    • Department of BotanyUniversity of Basel
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00548935

Cite this article as:
Wiemken, A. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1990) 58: 209. doi:10.1007/BF00548935

Abstract

Trehalose and glycogen are generally regarded as the two main reserve carbohydrates in yeast. However, several lines of evidence suggest that trehalose does not primarily function as a reserve but as a highly efficient protecting agent to maintain strutural integrity of the cytoplasm under environmental stress conditions.

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