Cell wall structure of coagulase-negative staphylococci and its relation to adsorption of phages

F. Schumacher-Perdreau, G. Pulverer, K. H. Schleifer

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Abstract

The coagulase-negative staphylococcal species S. xylosus and S. saprophyticus are able to inactivate phage of the International Basic Set for S. aureus. The cell wall teichoic acids of these species contained two polyols: glycerol and ribitol. Removal of ribitol teichoic acid resulted in a parallel decrease in the ability of the cell walls to inactivate the phages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalZentralblatt fur Bakteriologie Mikrobiologie und Hygiene - Abt. 1 Orig. A
Volume241
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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