Kinetics of the simultaneous utilization of sugar mixtures by Escherichia coli in continuous culture.


In natural environments heterotrophic microorganisms encounter complex mixtures of carbon sources, each of which is present at a concentration of a few micrograms per liter or even less. Under such conditions no significant growth would be expected if cells utilized only one of the available carbon compounds, as suggested by the principle of diauxic growth… (More)


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