Fourier transform Raman spectroscopic study of fungi
Fourier transform (FT) Raman spectra of the cell walls of three species of fungi are reported for the first time, namely (i) Agaricus bisporus, a fruiting bud, (ii) Mortierella genus and (iii) Mucor genus. Some molecular assignments are proposed for the major vibrational features and attributed to chitin, N-acetylglucosamine and (R)-glucan. Preliminary studies indicate that it is possible to use FT-Raman spectroscopy to discriminate between different mixed species in culture media.
Authors: Edwards, H. G. M., Russell, N. C., Weinstein, R., Wynn-Williams, D. D.