Xylose entry to the PPP pathway and xylose metabolizing capacities of different ascomycetes.

<p>A) The schematic presentation of conserved genes encoding enzymatic activities for the xylose entry into the PPP pathway in ascomycetes. <i>C</i>. <i>a</i> for <i>Candida albicans</i>, <i>S. </i><i>c</i> for <i>Saccharomyces cerevisiae</i>, and <i>S</i>. s for <i>Schefferomyces stipitis</i>. B) Growth of <i>C. albicans</i> (SC5314)<i>, S. stipitis</i> (CBS6054) and <i>S. cerevisiae</i> (BY4741) in SC with 2% xylose or 0.5% xylulose. Strains were grown aerobically at 30°C and the optical density measured over a period of six days, n=3. </p>