Role of reduced exogenous organic compounds in the physiology of the blue-green bacteria (algae): photoheterotrophic growth of an "autotrophic" blue-green bacterium.

@article{Ingram1973RoleOR,
  title={Role of reduced exogenous organic compounds in the physiology of the blue-green bacteria (algae): photoheterotrophic growth of an "autotrophic" blue-green bacterium.},
  author={Lonnie O'Neal Ingram and C van Baalen and John Calder},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1973},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={701-5}
}
The unicellular blue-green bacterium Agmenellum quadruplicatum strain BG-1 was found to be capable of rapid photoheterotrophic growth but unable to grow in the dark on a variety of reduced organic substrates. The generation time on glycerol was 12 h, and on CO(2), 3 h. Glycerol carbon was converted into cellular carbon with a very high efficiency. This high efficiency of carbon conversion, the action spectrum for growth on glycerol, cell pigmentation, gas exchange measurements, and immediate… CONTINUE READING