Initial steps in the metabolism of glycerol by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

  title={Initial steps in the metabolism of glycerol by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.},
  author={Frank G. Winder and Patrick Joseph Brennan},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={92 6},
Although glycerol is the main carbon source usually employed in the culture of mycobacteria, there is some apparent conflict in the literature about whether its metabolism in these organisms involves phosphorylation followed by dehydrogenation or vice versa (G. J. E. Hunter, Biochem. J. 55:320, 1953; D. S. Goldman, J. Bacteriol. 86:30, 1963). This note reports preliminary work to resolve this question. Mycobacterium tuberculosis BCG was grown in 

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