Nutritional properties of Corynebacterium laevaniformans
Received: 07 January 1964 DOI:
10.1007/BF02046724 Cite this article as: Dias, F.F. & Bhat, J.V. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1964) 30: 176. doi:10.1007/BF02046724 Abstract
The nutritional profiles of
Corynebacterium laevaniformans and the other levan synthesizing coryneform organism isolated by Henis and Aschner (1954) have been studied. C. laevaniformans required biotin, thiamine and pantothenic acid for growth while the Henis and Aschner strain required the former two vitamins only. Two of the six strains of C. laevaniformans had, in addition, a requirement for glutamate. C. laevaniformans has been shown to be able to degrade levan in growing cultures. Some properties of a cell-free levansucrase are described. References
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