Cellobiose and Cellodextrin Metabolism by the Ruminal Bacterium Ruminococcus albus

@article{Lou1997CellobioseAC,
  title={Cellobiose and Cellodextrin Metabolism by the Ruminal Bacterium Ruminococcus albus},
  author={Jianrong Lou and Karl A. Dawson and Herbert J. Strobel},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={35},
  pages={221-227}
}
Ruminococcus albus is an important fibrolytic bacterium in the rumen. Cellobiose is metabolized by this organism via hydrolytic and well as phosphorylytic enzymes, but the relative contributions of each pathway were not clear. The cellobiose consumption rate by exponentially growing cells was less than that of crude extracts (75 versus 243 nmol/min/mg protein). Cellobiose phosphorolytic cleavage was much greater than hydrolytic activity (179 versus 19 nmol/min/mg protein) indicating that… CONTINUE READING

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