diauxic growth

diauxic growth

[dī′ȯk‚sik ′grōth]
(microbiology)
The diphasic response of a culture of microorganisms based on a phenotypic adaptation to the addition of a second substrate; characterized by a growth phase followed by a lag after which growth is resumed.
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Enzyme production varied depending on carbon source [14] and the variation in carbon sources can change the production of enzyme from extracellular to cell-associated diauxic growth [15].
The bacterium showed diauxic growth pattern in medium-A due to the availability of two nutrients, such as thiosulfate first and later tetrathionate, as an intermediate in the culture medium (Tuovinen and Kelly, 1974; Wood and Kelly, 1986; Shooner et al.