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Infect Immun. 1979 October; 26(1): 387–389.
PMCID: PMC414624

Nature of the fructan of Streptococcus mutans OMZ 176.


The fructan of Streptococcus mutans OMZ 176 was shown to have a levan structure by comparing the chromatographic mobilities of the saccharides produced by partial acid hydrolysis of ghe fructan and known levan and inulin. This was confirmed by using concanavalin A as a lectin in a double-diffusion gel technique.

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