Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 209–217

Trehalose in yeast, stress protectant rather than reserve carbohydrate

  • Andres Wiemken
Article

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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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andres Wiemken
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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