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Table 1 Glycosyl linkage analysis of Acanthamoeba castellanii cyst wall saccharides (reproduced with permission from Dudley et al., 2009).

From: Biology and pathogenesis of Acanthamoeba

Glycosyl Residue1 Area2 Percentage Present
Terminal Mannopyranose 563313 3.2
5 linked Xylofuranose/4XylP 1236950 7.0
3 linked Galactopyranose 5038076 28.6
4 linked Glucopyranose 3908275 22.2
3,4 linked Galactopyranose 2392068 13.6
3,4 linked Glucopyranose 1063116 6.0
2,4 linked Gluco or Galactopyranose 783793 4.4
4,6 linked Mannopyranose 1368136 7.8
3,6 Linked Galactopyranose 1273911 7.2
  1. 1Note that 5 linked xylofuranose and 4-linked xylopyranose are not distinguished in this assay as they have the same derivative. 2Area percentages are not corrected for response factor and thus may not be representative of molar ratios.