Studies on the central metabolism of Thermus aquaticus, an extreme thermophilic bacterium: Anaplerotic reactions and their regulation

Abstract

The physiology of Thermus aquaticus strain Z05 was investigated. Substantial evidence for gene and enzyme regulation in the central metabolism of this extreme thermophile was found. Two anaplerotic pathways were detected: (1) phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase; (2) a glyoxylate shunt which proved to be essential for growth on pyruvate as well as acetate. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00455357

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