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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When a microorganism metabolizes a carbon source, an irreversible chemical reaction occurs, and the intensity of the purple color formed in each well over time is analyzed and compared to a database for identification.
Heterotrophic bacteria are those that require organic carbon rather than carbon dioxide as a carbon source.
irregulare to produce Glycosidases and 1,4-[beta]-Endoglucanase enzymes to break down cellulose, the cell wall component of the flax shives, was determined so that it can grow on the shives as a sole carbon source.
coli requires to construct the new amino acid is salt, water, and a carbon source, such as glucose.
Isolation and Characterization of Bacteria that Utilize Gasoline as a Carbon Source.
Pseudomonas fluorescens 30-3 was isolated from oil-contaminated soil in Antarctica using mtoluate, as the sole carbon source.
This carbon source is used in almost 95% of all cultures.
betae and to determine the effects of the carbon source on the production of these enzymes by the test fungus.
This means that a recycling carbon source can replace a nonrecycling fossil source, and the net addition of carbon to the atmosphere over time is reduced accordingly.
Data presented in Table 5, Figure 4, showed that cellulase production by Trichoderma species was significantly influenced by the type of carbon source in the basal salt medium.
where C is the absorbance of the 31 carbon source wells; R is the absorbance of the corresponding control wells, and n refers to the number of carbon sources.