Fate of glucose when E.coli is growing aerobically on glucose

Range ~50% oxidized to CO2 for the production of ATP: ~50% converted into cellular material sec
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Gerhard Gottschalk, Bacterial Metabolism, Springer Series in Microbiology 1986, chapter 3, Biosynthesis of Escherichia coli Cells from Glucose, p.37 top paragraph
Comments "It has already been mentioned that E. coli-when growing aerobically on glucose-oxidizes about 50% of the glucose to CO2 for the production of ATP. The remaining 50% is converted into cellular material."
Entered by Ron Milo - Admin
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