Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 211–215 | Cite as

Assimilation of galacturonate byAspergillus carbonarius

  • M. Ghareib


A citric acid accumulating strain ofAspergillus carbonarius could assimilate galacturonate as the sole carbon source as efficiently as glucose.A. carbonarius lost the citric acid productivity when grown on galacturonate medium, and partially restored it when galacturonate was utilized by the preformed mats. Galacturonate degradation by this mold appeared to follow two different pathways, one phosphorylated, the other nonphosphorylated.


Citric Acid Sole Carbon Source Gluconate Gluconic Acid Glucose Medium 
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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ghareib
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology Department, Faculty of EducationAin Shams UniversityRoxy, CairoEgypt

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