The structure of pullullan-like polysaccharides produced as exocellular material by different strains of Cryphonectria parasitica, the fungus responsible for chestnut tree cankers, was investigated with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques. 13C, mono- and bidimensional 1H, and 1H–13C heteronuclear correlated NMR spectra (HSQC and HMBC) were recorded. Advanced analysis of the NMR spectra allowed the main resonance of the atoms in the maltotriose and in the maltotetraose repeat units of pullulan-like polysaccharides from C. parasitica to be recognised with confidence. In all cases investigated, the presence of large amounts of a-(1-6) maltotetraose subunits was evidenced, in addition to the a-(1-6) maltotriose subunits, corresponding to the repeating unit of pullulan produced by Aureobasidium pullulans and other fungi. The results were in agreement with other data from this laboratory, obtained with independent techniques. The belief that in ‘pullulans’ the maximum amount of a-(1-

Pullulans produced by strains of Cryphonectria parasitica - II. Nuclear magnetic resonance evidence

LIUT, GIANFRANCO;
2006

Abstract

The structure of pullullan-like polysaccharides produced as exocellular material by different strains of Cryphonectria parasitica, the fungus responsible for chestnut tree cankers, was investigated with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques. 13C, mono- and bidimensional 1H, and 1H–13C heteronuclear correlated NMR spectra (HSQC and HMBC) were recorded. Advanced analysis of the NMR spectra allowed the main resonance of the atoms in the maltotriose and in the maltotetraose repeat units of pullulan-like polysaccharides from C. parasitica to be recognised with confidence. In all cases investigated, the presence of large amounts of a-(1-6) maltotetraose subunits was evidenced, in addition to the a-(1-6) maltotriose subunits, corresponding to the repeating unit of pullulan produced by Aureobasidium pullulans and other fungi. The results were in agreement with other data from this laboratory, obtained with independent techniques. The belief that in ‘pullulans’ the maximum amount of a-(1-
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