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- Ballongue, J., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of applied microbiology 1989 v.67 no.6 pp. 611-617
- Clostridium acetobutylicum; acetates; acids; bacteria; butanol; butyrates; enzymes; glucose; pH; solvents
- ... Clostridium acetobutylicum is an anaerobic bacterium which converts glucose into acids at a neutral pH and into solvents at a pH lower than 5·0. This paper shows the evolution of the levels of enzymes responsible for solvent formation: acetoacetate decarboxylase, acetoacetyl CoA acetate (butyrate) coenzyme A transferase and butanol dehydrogenase. The study was carried out at pH 6·8 under the condi ...