Catabolism of amino acids by Megasphaera elsdenii LC1

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Abstract

The amino acids in an acid hydrolysate of casein were catabolized more extensively by Megasphaera elsdenii than those in an enzymic hydrolysate. Threonine and serine were most actively degraded, but no resultant increase in growth yield occurred. Branched-chain volatile fatty acid production, which increased as the dilution rate of a glucose-limited chemostat decreased, seemed to be associated with maintenance rather than with growth.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1141-1143
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume51
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1986

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