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Trehalose in the Cellular Slime Mould Dictyostelium mucoroides

Nature volume 192, pages 10771078 (16 December 1961) | Download Citation

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IN 1925 Iwanoff1 demonstrated the presence of the non-reducing disaccharide, trehalose, in isolated spores of the acellular slime mould, Reticularia lycoperdon (Myxomycetes). Recent work2 on soluble carbohydrates in the cellular slime moulds have not mentioned the presence or absence of this sugar. The present report concerns the occurrence of trehalose in the cellular slime mould Dictyostelium mucoroides (Acrasiales), and preliminary work on the role of this sugar during development.

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    • MICHAEL F. FILOSA

    Present address: Biology Department, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.

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  1. Department of Biology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore-18, Maryland.

    • JAMES S. CLEGG
    •  & MICHAEL F. FILOSA

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