METABOLIC ACTIVITY IN COXIELLA BURNETII

Richard A. Ormsbee, Marius G. Peacock
1964 Journal of Bacteriology  
ORMSBEE, RICHARD A. (Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, Mont.), AND MARIus G. PEA-COCK. Metabolic activity in Coxiella burnetii. J. Bacteriol. 88:1205Bacteriol. 88: -1210Bacteriol. 88: . 1964.-Purified suspensions of Coxiella burnetii were shown to utilize a-ketoglutarate, succinate, fumarate, malate, oxaloacetate, pyruvate, glutamate, and serine. The addition of nicotinamide adenine dinucleo-tide+ was necessary to elicit the maximal rate of oxygen uptake with L-glutamate as substrate, but
more » ... s substrate, but was unnecessary when other substrates were employed. It was concluded that the Krebs cycle of intermediary carbohydrate metabolism probably operates within C. burnetii, and that pyruvate is the chief energy source.
doi:10.1128/jb.88.5.1205-1210.1964 fatcat:dpincm4dk5fa5ci6x6wbjrjo2y