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DAP (2,6-diaminopimelic acid)DAP (2,6-diaminopimelic acid)

Detection of isomers of 2,6-diaminopimelic acid (Dpm) and of 2,6-diamino-3-hydroxypimelic acid (OH-Dpm)

Either a culture of the strain or 5 mg lyophilized cells are needed.

Whole cell hydrolysates (4N HCl, 100°C, 16 hours) are examined by TLC on cellulose plates for the presence of Dpm isomers or OH-Dpm by using the solvent system of Rhuland et al. (1955).


Rhuland, L. E., Work, E., Denman, R. F. & Hoare, D. S. (1955). The behaviour of the isomers of 2,6-diaminopimelic acid on paper chromatograms. J Am Chem Soc 77, 4844-4846.

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Dr. Schumann, Peter
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MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry of bacteria, RiboPrinting, peptidoglycan analysis, determination of DNA base composition