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Document Type

Research

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

1932

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

39

Issue

1

First Page

134

Last Page

135

Copyright

© Copyright 1932 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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