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Current Microbiology

, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 364–367 | Cite as

Chemical Analysis of the Lamella Walls of Agaricus bisporus Fruit Bodies

  • Dolores  Bernardo
  • Concepción García  Mendoza
  • Myriam  Calonje
  • Monique  Novaes-Ledieu

Abstract.

Purified lamella wall fragments of Agaricus bisporus fruit bodies were analyzed and shown to consist of neutral sugars (46.5%), hexosamines (31.7%), proteins (9.5%), some lipid material (10.0%), and ash (1.4%). The cell walls were fractionated on the basis of their polysaccharide solubility in water and alkaline solutions. The isolated fractions, using methylation analysis, exhibited striking chemical structural differences compared with the same fractions obtained from the corresponding vegetative cells and fruit bodies (stipe and pileus) walls. The structural differences detected in the wall seem to correspond to the ultimate differentiation of the mycelium inside the fruit body of A. bisporus.

Keywords

Lipid Methylation Sugar Chemical Analysis Cell Wall 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dolores  Bernardo
    • 1
  • Concepción García  Mendoza
    • 1
  • Myriam  Calonje
    • 1
  • Monique  Novaes-Ledieu
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, CSIC, Velázquez 144, 28006 Madrid, Spain ES

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