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Table 1 Extent of peptidoglycan O-acetylation in bacteria possessing OAP gene clusters

From: Identification of a new family of enzymes with potential O-acetylpeptidoglycan esterase activity in both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria

Species Strain % O-Acetylation1
Agrobacterium tumefaciens A6 3.44 ± 0.79
  371 1.52 ± 0.36
Bacillus cereus ATCC 10702 24.7 ± 0.09
Bacteroides fragilis ATCC 25285 69.4 ± 1.2
Bacteroides thetaiotamicron ATCC 29741 27.0 ± 1.2
Bradyrhizobium japonicum 532 C 18.5 ± 2.2
Campylobacter jejuni ATCC 700819 62.7 ± 5.6
  NCTC 11168 55.7 ± 1.4
Chromobacterium violaceum ATCC 12472 14.7 ± 2.5
Helicobacter pylori ATCC 700392 45.6 ± 3.2
Photorhabdus luminescens ATCC 29999 65.6 ± 1.6
Ruminococcus flavefaciens 007 33.4 ± 3.4
  1. 1. Average ± s.d.(n = 3)of base-labile acetate content relative to muramic acid concentrations in isolated and purified peptidoglycan.