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Glucose Degradation in Clostridium perfringens Type A

By D. J. Groves and Audrey F. Gronlund


Cell-free extracts of Clostridium perfringens were found to contain all the enzymes of the Embden-Meyerhof pathway of glycolysis in addition to lactic acid dehydrogenase and the pyruvate-clastic system. Neither glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase nor 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase activities could be demonstrated, suggesting the absence of the conventional hexose-monophosphate pathway in this organism

Topics: Microbial Physiology and Metabolism
Year: 1969
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