The dissimilative action of Escherichia coli, Citrobacter anindolicum and various organisms of the intermediate groups on xylose and on dextrose was studied under comparable conditions with the aim of postulating a mechanism of the breakdown of the xylose molecule.
It was found in many cases that there were significant differences in the ratios of the end products obtained from the two sugars. The products found were H2, CO2, formic, acetic, lactic, and succinic acids, and ethyl alcohol. Acetaldehyde could be isolated by means of sodium bisulphite during the fermentative process.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Osburn, O. L. and Werkman, C. H.
"Comparative Dissimilation of Xylose and Glucose by Escherichia coli and Citrobacter anindolicum,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 39(1), 134-135.
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