Ethanol stimulation of oxidative metabolism in Euglena gracilis

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Abstract

Euglena gracilis, a flagellate protozoan, utilizes acetate and ethanol as energy and carbon sources. The acetate metabolism of Euglena grown on ethanol differs from that grown on acetate. Ethanol-grown cells have a rate of acetate oxidation at pH 7.0 lower than that of acetate-grown cells1. However, ethanol-grown cells incubated in the presence of acetate for about 80 min. often adapt to acetate, taking on characteristics similar to those of acetate-grown cells1,2. Thus, it was considered of interest to determine the respiration of Euglena in the presence of both acetate and ethanol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNature
Volume190
Issue number4782
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1961
Externally publishedYes

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