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, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 313–318 | Cite as

The taxonomic significance of the oxidation of carbon compounds by different strains ofMicrococcus luteus

  • S. Rosypal
  • M. Kocur
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Abstract

The oxidation of 17 carbon compounds by 13 strains ofMicrococcus luteus was studied. It was shown that all strains oxidized Na-acetate, Na-lactate, glycerol, glucose, galactose, sucrose, maltose and fructose. The oxidation of mannitol, sorbitol, xylose, ribose, rhamnose, starch, lactose and arabinose was variable. Dulcitol was not oxidized at all. We have shown that the species, considered byKocur andMartinec (1962) to be identical withM. luteus, possess the same oxidation pattern.

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Glucose Sucrose Starch Glycerol Xylose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Rosypal
    • 1
  • M. Kocur
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Faculty of SciencesJ. E. Purkyně UniversityBrnoCzechoslovakia

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