glycerol vs glucose

John Cherwonogrodzky jcherwon at dres.dnd.ca
Tue Dec 12 16:00:35 EST 1995

Dear Peter Harris:
     Glycerol and glucose are both carbon sources. However, with glucose in a 
culture you'll get fermentation (even under aerobic conditions) and a drop in 
pH to the extent that some bacterial cultures are killed. Glycerol is utilized 
with not much change in pH and hence culture viability.
     Take care...John 

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