TABLE 1.

Glycosyl composition analysis of exopolymeric matrix isolated from biofilms of C. neoformans B3501

Glycosyl residueMass (μg)mol% of total carbohydratea
Ribose0.044.5
Rhamnose0.19.5
Fucose0.17.4
Xylose0.222.9
Glucuronic acid0.16.0
Galacturonic acid0.00.0
Mannose0.220.0
Galactose0.16.6
Glucose0.223.1
N-Acetylgalactosamine0.00.0
N-Acetylglucosamine0.00.0
Heptose0.00.0
3-Deoxy-2-manno-2-octulsonic acid0.00.0
Sum of carbohydrates1.04100.0
  • a The total percentage of carbohydrate of this sample is calculated to be 0.2%.