Trace amounts of carbon dioxide are needed to initiate the oxidative metabolism of propionate in Rhodospirillum rubrum. This result supports the view that the dissimilation of propionate begins with a carboxylation to yield succinate.
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Clayton, R.K., Ellingson, E.O. & Shaw, H.E. A carbon dioxide requirement for the metabolism of propionate in rhodospirillum rubrum. Archiv. Mikrobiol. 25, 429–432 (1957). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00446695
- Carbon Dioxide
- Trace Amount