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Comparison of growth and primary shunt product formation by Claviceps purpurea cultured on succinic acid and glucose as carbon sources.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  5970816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Growth on a medium containing succinic acid as the sole carbon source produced 1 g (dry weight) of mycelium per liter of medium by 50 days of incubation, whereas 25 g of mycelium was produced in 10 days when glucose was also present in the medium. Primary shunt metabolism took place during growth on succinic acid in spite of the extremely slow growth. Mycelia grown on succinic acid contained a higher percentage of residual mycelium and phosphate, but a lower percentage of mannitol, carbohydrate, lipid, and water-soluble nitrogen, than mycelia grown on a mixture of glucose and succinic acid. Thus, although primary shunt metabolism is favored by rapid growth on a rich, balanced sugar medium, it can also take place during extremely restricted growth in a medium containing succinic acid as the sole carbon source.
W A Taber; R Siepmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied microbiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0003-6919     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Microbiol     Publication Date:  1966 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1967-09-07     Completed Date:  1967-09-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605802     Medline TA:  Appl Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  320-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carbohydrate Metabolism
Glucose / pharmacology*
Lipid Metabolism
Nitrogen / metabolism
Phosphates / metabolism
Succinates / pharmacology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phosphates; 0/Succinates; 50-99-7/Glucose; 7727-37-9/Nitrogen

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