bacterial metabolism

bacterial metabolism

[bak′tir·ē·əl mə′tab·ə‚liz·əm]
(microbiology)
Total chemical changes carried out by living bacteria.
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Talking about the research, Gunnar C Hansson, a study author from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, said, "Diets that lack fibre alter the bacterial composition and bacterial metabolism, which in turn causes defects to the inner mucus layer, something that triggers inflammation and ultimately metabolic disease.
12) When ingested orally, xylitol is exposed to bacterial metabolism in the gastrointestinal tract, and this may be the reason why, in animals such as certain rodents, it may not cause signs of toxicosis.
Bacterial metabolism of testosterone in the apocrine sweat results in production of compounds that yield an acidic odor.
The uptake of fructose by bacteria from the culture medium enters the bacterial metabolism system through glycolysis and stimulates the shutdown metabolism of bacterial cells (15-16).
The accumulated heavy metal ions are potent source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and thus interfere in bacterial metabolism by damaging DNA, RNA and proteins (Schirawski et al.
Further research will focus on identifying the precise mechanism of bacterial metabolism and exploiting the prediction model of odor production in pig houses.
However, it is also an essential micronutrient for bacterial metabolism, participating in energy production (Mayor et al.
The impedance change caused by bacterial metabolism in the medium is monitored over time and produced by the release of ionic metabolites from viable microorganisms.
Compounding this is limited understanding of bacterial metabolism during host infection (10) and the fact that the functions of approximately 50% of the genes in its genome remain unknown (11) (more than 10 years after the first MTB strain was sequenced).
Iron is needed for key aspects of bacterial metabolism.
Organic compounds are a source of assimilable carbon necessary for bacterial metabolism and proliferation and therefore serve as a bacterial food source.
If the sources of nutrient for bacterial metabolism are carbohydrates, their fermentation move the oral environment to an acidic side on pH scale, and it ultimately limits the volatile sulphur compound production.