E. coli smell

Gregg Y. Ayakawa ayakawa at SEATTLEU.EDU
Thu Jul 14 11:06:33 EST 1994


 
 
On 13 Jul 1994, Brent Pollock wrote:
 
> Does anyone know what compund (or combination of compounds) gives E. coli
> it's characteristic smell?
 
If I'm not mistaken, indole, produced from the breakdown of tryptophan, is
at least partially responsible.
 
Gregg





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