Calcofluor staining

Sanford Silverman silvermans at
Wed Apr 10 17:46:02 EST 1996

Tomas Drgon wrote:
> In article <n1383604938.15309 at>, Hoffmacs at HERMES.BC.EDU
> ("Hoffmacs") wrote:
> > Hi Netters,
> > I have read that calcofluor stains chitin in S. cerevisiae.  I have also read
> > that S. pombe does not have chitin.  As calcofluor stains S. pombe fission
> > plates, can anyone tell me what is the material stained in the fission plate?
> >  Thank you in advance.  Happy holidays to all.
> > Charlie Hoffman
> > "I'd rather be fission."
> Glucan.
> Tomas Drgon
> --
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What kind of glucan, I wonder??

Also, pombe is reported to have glucosaminoglycan:

Sietsma JH
Wessels JG
The occurrence of glucosaminoglycan in the wall of
Schizosaccharomyces pombe.
J Gen Microbiol 1990 Nov;136 ( Pt 11):2261-5

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