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α1,3 glucans are dispensable in Aspergillus fumigatus.

Christine Henry 1 Jean-Paul Latgé 1 Anne Beauvais 1, *
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Abstract : A triple α1,3 glucan synthase mutant of Aspergillus fumigatus obtained by successive deletions of the three α1,3 glucan synthase genes (AGS1, AGS2, and AGS3) has a cell wall devoid of α1,3 glucans. The lack of α1,3 glucans affects neither conidial germination nor mycelial vegetative growth and is compensated by an increase in β1,3 glucan and/or chitin content.
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Christine Henry, Jean-Paul Latgé, Anne Beauvais. α1,3 glucans are dispensable in Aspergillus fumigatus.. Eukaryotic Cell, American Society for Microbiology, 2012, 11 (1), pp.26 - 29. ⟨10.1128/EC.05270-11⟩. ⟨pasteur-01725833⟩

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