glycerol vs glucose

Carson Carson at vision.net.au
Tue Dec 12 06:39:47 EST 1995

ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk ("K N and P J Harris") wrote:

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>> bionet/microbiology #1340, from dunten at sirius.bmc.uu.se, 610 chars, 5 
>Dec 1995 14:18:23 
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>> Article: 2293 of bionet.microbiology
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>> From: dunten at sirius.bmc.uu.se (Pete Dunten)
>> Newsgroups: bionet.microbiology
>> Subject: glycerol vs glucose
>> Date: 5 Dec 1995 14:18:23 GMT
>> Organization: Uppsala University
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>> Super-rich media recipes for growth of E coli typically include 
>glycerol but
>> not glucose.  Anyone know why?
>> Thanks,  Pete
>This is not an answer but is there a possibility that it is connected 
>with water activity ?
>Peter Harris,
>University of Reading, U.K.

In the same vein, high glucose concentrations may lead to catabolite
repression and hence low growth rates. A possible explanation?
Jeremy Carson
Dept Primary Industry
Tasmania, Australia

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