Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 109, Issue 1–2, pp 157–161 | Cite as

On the effect of glucono-δ-lactone on the yeast Pichia polymorpha

  • T. G. Villa
  • V. Notario
  • T. Benítez
  • J. R. Villanueva
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Abstract

Investigation has been made into the action of glucono-δ-lactone on living cells of Pichia polymorpha in relation to the uptake of D-(U-14C) glucose, and the incorporation of (2-14C) uracil and L-(U-14C)-threonine into RNA and protein respectively. Other factors such as the action of glucono-δ-lactone on cell morphology and on enzymic synthesis have also been studied. The action of this compound on β-glucanase has been found to take place in the hydrolytic power and not in the synthesis.

Key words

Pichia polymorpha Streptomyces venezuelae RA Penicillium italicum β-Glucanase Glucono-δ-lactone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. G. Villa
    • 1
  • V. Notario
    • 1
  • T. Benítez
    • 1
  • J. R. Villanueva
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences and C.S.I.C.University of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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