Glucans of Oomycete Cell Walls

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Science  20 Jan 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3760, pp. 332-335
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3760.332


The cell walls of selected oomycetous fungi are composed primarily of glucans, and cellulose constitutes a relatively small proportion of the total glucan. The noncellulosic constituents consist of acid-soluble glucan or glucans and insoluble glucan or glucans. These noncellulosic glucan fractions contain β-(1→3) glucosidic linkages and apparently β-(1→6) linkages also.