A Method for Studying the Carbohydrate Metabolism of Micro-organisms

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WE wish to emphasize the usefulness of the method of paper chromatography of sugar1,2, especially when applied on a quantitative basis3, in the study of bacterial metabolism. As an example we quote the following experiment on the utilization of sucrose by Leuconostoc mesenteroides (Lister Institute strain No. 3351).

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FORSYTH, W., WEBLEY, D. A Method for Studying the Carbohydrate Metabolism of Micro-organisms. Nature 162, 150–151 (1948) doi:10.1038/162150b0

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