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Energetics of Microbacterium thermosphactum in glucose-limited continuous culture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  114113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Microbacterium thermosphactum was grown at 25 degrees C in glucose-limited continuous culture under aerobic (greater than 120 microM oxygen) and anaerobic (less than 0.2 microM oxygen) conditions. The end products of the anaerobic metabolism of glucose were identified as L-lactate and ethanol. Together these compounds accounted for between 85 and 90% of the glucose utilized over the full range of growth rates studied. In addition, 4% of the glucose utilized was incorporated into cellular material. Under anaerobic conditions the molar growth yield was 40 g (dry weight) of cells per mol of glucose utilized, and the maintenance energy coefficient was 0.4 mmol of glucose utilized per g (dry weight) of cells per h. For cells grown under aerobic conditions in the corresponding values were 73 g/mol and 0.2 mmol/g per h, respectively. The molar growth yield with respect to adenosine 5'-triphosphate varied with the growth rate of the culture, and the true molar growth yield with respect to adenosine 5'-triphosphate was found to be 20 g/mol of adenosine 5'-triphosphate.
B J Hitchener; A F Egan; P J Rogers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied and environmental microbiology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0099-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Environ. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-11-28     Completed Date:  1979-11-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605801     Medline TA:  Appl Environ Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1047-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Actinomycetales / growth & development,  metabolism*
Adenosine Triphosphate / biosynthesis
Ethanol / metabolism
Food Contamination
Food Microbiology
Glucose / metabolism*
Lactates / biosynthesis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Lactates; 50-99-7/Glucose; 56-65-5/Adenosine Triphosphate; 64-17-5/Ethanol

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