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Title: Metabolism of fatty acids by Syntrophomonas wolfei. Progress report, March 15, 1983-December 15, 1984

Abstract

The main objective in this research is to obtain basic information on the metabolism and physiology of the H/sub 2/-producing acetogenic bacteria. Syntrophomonas wolfei degrades butyrate, caproate and caprylate to acetate and H/sub 2/, valerate and heptanoate to acetate, propionate and H/sub 2/, and isoheptanoate to acetate, isovalerate and H/sub 2/. Since the degradation of these compounds with H/sub 2/ production is energetically favorable only when the partial pressure of H/sub 2/ is maintained at a very low level, S. wolfei can only be grown in coculture with H/sub 2/-using bacteria. The first objectives of this research were to determine if S. wolfei could be grown alone if the partial pressure of H/sub 2/ was maintained at a low level by sparging the culture with anaerobic gas.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oklahoma Univ., Norman (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5022654
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/13053-1
ON: DE84008351
DOE Contract Number:
AS05-83ER13053
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 08 HYDROGEN; BACTERIA; GROWTH; MONOCARBOXYLIC ACIDS; METABOLISM; ANAEROBIC CONDITIONS; SYMBIOSIS; CARBOXYLIC ACIDS; MICROORGANISMS; ORGANIC ACIDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; 550700* - Microbiology; 080106 - Hydrogen- Production- Biosynthesis & Photochemical Processes

Citation Formats

McInerney, M.J.. Metabolism of fatty acids by Syntrophomonas wolfei. Progress report, March 15, 1983-December 15, 1984. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
McInerney, M.J.. Metabolism of fatty acids by Syntrophomonas wolfei. Progress report, March 15, 1983-December 15, 1984. United States.
McInerney, M.J.. Sun . "Metabolism of fatty acids by Syntrophomonas wolfei. Progress report, March 15, 1983-December 15, 1984". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {The main objective in this research is to obtain basic information on the metabolism and physiology of the H/sub 2/-producing acetogenic bacteria. Syntrophomonas wolfei degrades butyrate, caproate and caprylate to acetate and H/sub 2/, valerate and heptanoate to acetate, propionate and H/sub 2/, and isoheptanoate to acetate, isovalerate and H/sub 2/. Since the degradation of these compounds with H/sub 2/ production is energetically favorable only when the partial pressure of H/sub 2/ is maintained at a very low level, S. wolfei can only be grown in coculture with H/sub 2/-using bacteria. The first objectives of this research were to determine if S. wolfei could be grown alone if the partial pressure of H/sub 2/ was maintained at a low level by sparging the culture with anaerobic gas.},
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year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1984},
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