[Microbiology] Re: Do any bad-smelling compounds result from anoxic bacterial decomposition of ethanol?

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Tue Jun 27 20:04:04 EST 2006


> >      EtOH + Acetate + CO2  -->  Caproate + Butyrate + H2
> >
What if there is no acetate or CO2?
>

Go look up Clostridium kluyveri metabolism, then tell me.  I have no
idea.  My guess:  EtOH won't be degraded to yield energy if there is no
acetate or CO2 present.

--Alex

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Alex B. Berezow, Grad Student
Dept. of Microbiology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA  98195



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