Mutations affecting gluconate metabolism in Escherichia coli.


A mutant of Escherichia coli K-12 that does not ferment gluconate on fermentation plates was isolated and characterized. This mutant, designated M2, shows a long lag for growth on gluconate mineral medium and somewhat reduced levels of high-affinity transport, gluconokinase, and gluconate-6-P dehydrase activities in the log phase of growth. The mutation… (More)


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@article{Zwaig1973MutationsAG, title={Mutations affecting gluconate metabolism in Escherichia coli.}, author={R N{\'a}gel de Zwaig and N. Zwaig and Tom{\'a}s Ist{\'u}riz and Romeo Sanchez Nigenda}, journal={Journal of bacteriology}, year={1973}, volume={114 2}, pages={463-8} }