ACETIC ACID OXIDATION BY ESCHERICHIA COLI: QUANTITATIVE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TRICARBOXYLIC ACID CYCLE1

H. Earle Swim, Lester O. Krampitz
1954 Journal of Bacteriology  
Krebs (1937) reported that acetate and a number of other substrates were oxidized under anaerobic conditions by nonproliferating suspensions of Eschrichia coli when fumarate was added as an oxidant. These observations resulted from a study of the role of fumarate in respiration, and no consideration was given to the mechanism of acetate oxidation. The over-all reaction for the oxidation of acetate is illustrated in equation (1) .
doi:10.1128/jb.67.4.426-434.1954 fatcat:qgy4m3c3wrhexhyaa6hexxskku