Archives of Microbiology

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A note on the kinetics of uptake of d-glucose by the food yeast, Candida utilis

  • James A. Barnett
  • Anthony P. Sims
Short Communications


Unlike other yeasts so far investigated, the d-glucose carrier of Candida utilis (strain NCYC 737) appears to change affinity for d-glucose according to its exogenous concentration. When the concentration of d-glucose was <0.4 mM, the apparent Km≈ 0.2 mM; at >0.4 mM, the Km≈ 10 mM.

Key words

Yeast d-glucose Transport Uptake Kinetics Candida utilis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. Barnett
    • 1
  • Anthony P. Sims
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichEngland

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