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A carbon dioxide requirement for the metabolism of propionate in rhodospirillum rubrum

Summary

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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U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.

Major, U. S. Air Force.

Captain, U. S. Army.

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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

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Keywords

  • Dioxide
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Propionate
  • Succinate
  • Trace Amount