TABLE 2.

Chemical composition of HIC-purified LTAs (pool II and III; see Fig. 1) extracted from L. delbrueckii subsp. lactis strain ATCC 15808

LTA componentHIC-purified LTAsa
Pool II (nmol/ratio)Pool III (nmol/ratio)
Glycerol392.09/0.98356.36/0.89
Ribitol24.75/0.0620.46/0.05
Glucose34.5639.16
d-Alanine42.96/0.1177.24/0.19
  • a Each acid-hydrolyzed sample for GLC contained 400 nmol of total phosphorus. The calculated molar ratios between LTA components and total phosphorus are presented.