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Thermoanaerobacter ethanolicus in a comparison of the growth efficiencies of thermophilic and mesophilic anaerobes.

By L S Lacis and H G Lawford


Maintenance coefficients and theoretical maximum growth yields, with respect to both substrate and ATP, were estimated for Thermoanaerobacter ethanolicus growing in a glucose-limited, continuous culture. A comparison of these values with those for other bacteria showed that, contrary to predictions by others, anaerobic thermophiles had neither low observed growth yields nor high maintenance energy coefficients

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1985
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