TABLE 1.

Polysaccharide composition of the AT isolate with and without caspofungin pretreatment in comparison with the control

Isolate and pretreatmentcCaspofungin susceptibilityDry wt (mg) of myceliumWt (mg) of AIa% of dry wt (mg) of mycelium that is AI% of the AI wt (mg) that is hexosesb% of total amt of hexoses in the AI that isb% of total amt of hexoses that is a β-(1,3)-glucanb
MannoseGlucoseGalactose
ATReduced
    Cas304.715.76.510741681
    Cas6012.520.8
    None14222.615.912786781
ControlNormal
    Cas151.510.0610741679
    Cas508.416.8
    None10820.619.112591477
  • a AI, alkali-insoluble fraction.

  • b Data are averages for two samples for the caspofungin-pretreated isolates.

  • c Cas, caspofungin pretreatment by culturing in the presence of 0.04 μg/ml caspofungin.