Table 2

Carbon sources tested for the ability to induce pellicle formation

Carbon sourceaPellicle productionb
d-Arabinose
l-Arabinose+
Cellobiose
Fructose
Galactose
N-Acetylglucosamine
Glucose
Glycerol
Maltose
Mannitol
Mannose
Raffinose
Ribose
Succinate
Sucrose
Xylosec
  • a Added to LBS medium to a final concentration of 0.2% or 0.4%.

  • b The absence of pellicle production (−) and the formation of pellicles (+) are indicated.

  • c Growth was partially inhibited by 0.4% xylose.