carbon source

carbon source

Any organic molecule—e.g., carbohydrate, fat, protein—which provides the carbon required for cellular biosynthesis and can be used as a substrate to release energy from high-energy phosphate bonds—e.g., ATP.
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Co2 is a benign and sustainable carbon source, which in analogy to natural photosynthetic processes can be used to form chemical building blocks.
Established scientists and upcoming researchers review the current knowledge and ongoing research regarding methylotrophs, a group of microorganisms that can use methanol, methane, or other reduced one-carbon compounds as the carbon source for their growth.
Heatline is a low carbon source of heating and uses household rubbish rather than gases.
In general, the overproduction of a particular metabolite is affected by different fermentation parameters and perhaps the most important one is the carbon source. The type and amount of carbon source and the ability of microorganism to assimilate it effectively are the main determinants of microbial nature and its metabolic activity (2).
Thereby, this study assessed the in vitro capacity of bacteria isolated from mangrove sediments to metabolize petroleum and diesel, used as carbon source.
Trees, a precious carbon sink, become a carbon source when they die, so knowing how they interact with the climate and the carbon cycle is imperative to the climate's delicate balance.
We estimated the relative contribution of each basal carbon source to the isotopic signal of primary consumer fish species (herbivores and detritivores; see species guilds in Table 1) applying a Bayesian mixing model (SIAR R-package) (Parnell, Inger, Bearhop, & Jackson, 2010).
Therefore, in this study the main objective was to explore the indigenous resources of protease producing bacteria, Bacillus subitilis and to determine the optimum conditions of protease production by varying nitrogen source, carbon source, incubation time, temperature, pH and salts.
The production of xylanases and cellulases is regulated by complex mechanisms of induction and repression, which depends upon the nature of the carbon source [10,11].
Various carbon source supplementations were tested to investigate their effect on the chitinase production.
Methanol can be made from any carbon source, including captured carbon dioxide and even by gasifying municipal solid waste.