- a white, crystalline disaccharide, C12H22O11, occurring in yeast, certain fungi, etc., and used to identify certain bacteria.
Origin of trehalose
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Trehalose appears to replace sucrose in those plants which contain no chlorophyll and do not elaborate starch.
Trehalose seems to serve as the reserve food for fungi in much the same way that sucrose does for higher plants.
The quantity of trehalose in such plants reaches a maximum just before spore formation begins.
- a white crystalline disaccharide that occurs in yeast and certain fungi. Formula: C 12 H 22 O 11
C19: from trehala
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