Trehalose in yeast, stress protectant rather than reserve carbohydrate
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- Wiemken, A. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1990) 58: 209. doi:10.1007/BF00548935
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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.