volume 16, issue 8, P659-664 1994
DOI: 10.1016/0141-0229(94)90086-8
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Doman Kim, John F. Robyt

Abstract: After chemical mutagenesis using ethyl methane sulfonate, we isolated mutants constitutive for glucansucrases from Leuconostoc mesenteroides NRRL B-512FM, B-1142, and B-1355. Those mutants produced glucansucrases when grown on D-glucose as well as on sucrose. They produced higher glucansucrase activities (3 to 22 times) when grown on D-glucose than the parent strains grown on sucrose. Glucansucrases from mutants B-1355C and B-1142C grown on glucose formed glucans that were highly resistant to Penicillium dextr…

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