Does Basidomycete can synthetize tryptophan

Keith Klein kklein at vax1.mankato.msus.edu
Fri Dec 6 11:45:55 EST 1996


In article <MPG.d110ab61122632989682 at news.uqam.ca>, begere at MAGELLAN.UMontreal.ca (Eric Bergeron) says:
>
>Does Basidomycete generally synthetize tryptophan and other amino acids 
>that humans don't ? 
>
>Thanks for you answer !

As far as I know, most basidiomycetes are prototrophic for all the amino acids.
In general (and there must be exceptions) all they seem to require other
than salts, glucose and a nitrogen source is thiamine. 
Hope that helps.
Keith Klein



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