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A glucan from the cell wall of the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis

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A polysaccharide was isolated from the cell wall of the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis. Hydrolysis of the polysaccharide only yielded glucose. Curie-point pyrolysis mass spectrometry of the polysaccharide resulted in a spectrum very similar to that of β-1,2-glucan. Probably the glucan originates from the fibrillar inner layer of the cell wall.

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van Eykelenburg, C. A glucan from the cell wall of the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis . Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 44, 321–327 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00394309

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  • Glucose
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Cell Wall
  • Polysaccharide
  • Glucan