Cell growth, pyruvate consumption, and acetate production during phototrophic and chemotrophic growth. 20 mM and 40 mM pyruvate is included in PYE medium during phototrophic and chemotrophic growth, respectively. Cell growth vs. amount of pyruvate (A) and amount of pyruvate and acetate (B) in the cultures during phototrophic growth (blue curve) and chemotrophic growth (red curve) are shown.
Tang et al. BMC Microbiology 2010 10:150 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-10-150