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Abstract

SUMMARY

Members of the genus were examined for their ability to synthesize extracellular polysaccharide from sucrose. Strains physiologically similar to synthesized a glucan. Other strains liberated a complex polysaccharide which contained mannose and glucose. Variants of the glucan-producing strains occurred spontaneously and these lacked the capacity to synthesize glucan ; however, extracts of these bacilli contained glucansucrase and invertase. Manometric studies indicated that the latter enzyme functioned in the sucrose metabolism of these non-glucan producing variants.

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