Percent of bacterial dry weight that is free amino acid pool

Range 0.5 to 1.25 %
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Nath K, Koch AL. Protein degradation in Escherichia coli. I. Measurement of rapidly and slowly decaying components. J Biol Chem. 1970 Jun 10 245(11):2889-900. p.2891 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID4912536
Primary Source Mandelstam J. The free amino acids in growing and non-growing populations of Escherichia coli. Biochem J. 1958 May69(1):103-10.PubMed ID13535590
Comments "Coliform bacteria have an internal pool of free amino acids, constituting 0.25 to 1.5%, of the bacterial dry weight (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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