Structural characterisation of a highly branched exopolysaccharide produced by Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus NCFB2074

L.P. Harding, V.M. Marshall, Y. Hernandez, Y. Gu, M. Maqsood, N. McLay, A.P. Laws

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actobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus NCFB2074 when grown in skimmed milk secretes a highly branched exopolysaccharide. The exopolysaccharide has a heptasaccharide repeat unit and is composed of glucose and galactose in the molar ratio 3:4. Using chemical techniques and 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy the polysaccharide has been shown to possess the following repeat unit structure
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1107-1111
Number of pages5
JournalCarbohydrate Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2005


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