- 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.
The quantity of trehalose in such plants reaches a maximum just before spore formation begins.
Trehalose seems to serve as the reserve food for fungi in much the same way that sucrose does for higher plants.
- a white crystalline disaccharide that occurs in yeast and certain fungi. Formula: C 12 H 22 O 11
C19: from trehala