The bacterial species Enterobacter amnigenus was isolated from sugar beets harvested in Finland. It produced an exopolysaccharide rich in l-fucose, which gave viscous water solutions. Its primary structure was determined mainly by NMR spectroscopy and ESIMS of oligosaccharides and a polysaccharide with decreased molecular weight, obtained by Smith degradation of the O-deacetylated native polymer.
- Enterobacter amnigenus
- Polysaccharide structure
- NMR spectroscopy
- Mass spectrometry
Cescutti, P., Kallioinen, A., Impallomeni, G., Toffanin, R., Pollesello, P., Leisola, M., & Eerikäinen, T. (2005). Structure of the exopolysaccharide produced by Enterobacter amnigenus. Carbohydrate Research, 340(3), 439-447. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carres.2004.12.008