Sucrose utilization by Zymomonas mobilis: formation of a levan.

  title={Sucrose utilization by Zymomonas mobilis: formation of a levan.},
  author={Edwin A. Dawes and Douglas W. Ribbons and David A. Rees},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  volume={98 3},
1. Molar growth-yield coefficients of Zymomonas mobilis for glucose, fructose, glucose plus fructose, and sucrose are reported. Yield coefficients for sucrose are appreciably lower than those for the equivalent concentrations of glucose plus fructose. 2. Only 2.6% of [U-(14)C]glucose supplied in the growth medium is incorporated into cell substance by Z. mobilis utilizing glucose as the energy source. 3. During growth on sucrose a levan is formed. It has been characterized and shown to resemble… CONTINUE READING


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