common fermentation pathway?

Forday Wayne Lee fwl at titan.np.ac.sg
Tue Apr 16 20:13:50 EST 1996

In article <galperin.315.00130AD5 at biotek.mcb.uconn.edu>,
Michael Galperin <galperin at biotek.mcb.uconn.edu> wrote:
:>> hua <hua at uh.edu> writes:
:>>Please help!!!   Does anyone know an example of a fermentation reaction 
:>>carried out by any bacterium?
:>	I would expect any wild-type bacteria to have the lower part of EMP 
:>pathway from glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate down to pyruvate. Anybody heard of 
:>an  exception?
:>Michael Galperin                        galperin at biotek.mcb.uconn.edu
:>Molecular and Cell Biology                75304.226 at compuserve.com
:>Univ. of Connecticut U-125                  (860) 486-1898 (lab)
:>Storrs, CT 06269-3125                       (860) 486-4331 (fax)

Many Gram negative's use the Entner Douderoff pathway while the
Phosphoketolase and HMP pathways are used by certain heterolactic lactic
acid bacteria.

(Sorry about my spelling.... There are three things that happen to you when
you get old. One, you forget how to spell. Two, you begin to lose your
memory and I have forgotten the third one).

Wayne Lee Forday, Biotechnology Department 
Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore 
fwl at np.ac.sg

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