Effect of growth conditions on the distribution of methanol carbon between assimilation and oxidation pathways in Pseudomonas C
The distribution pattern of methanol carbon between CO/sub 2/ and cell material was measured in Pseudomonas C grown under different conditions. From the data obtained, the relative importance, the rate of operation, and the effect of each of the oxidation pathways on the molar yields were determined at different growth conditions. In addition, the amounts of carbon source diverted for maintenance purposes were calculated for different growth conditions. The possible application of these results for improving the industrial process for single-cell protein production by methylotrophic bacteria is discussed.