Accession Number : AD0695676

Title :   ENDOGENOUS METABOLISM OF MICROORGANISMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Clifton,Charles E.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Major endogenous reserves and pool materials generally are oxidized during early periods of endogenous respiration in the absence of an exogenous substrate. Once these reserves are utilized ribonucleic acid and protein frequently are utilized as endogenous substrates. In general, the pattern of endogenous metabolism is a reflection of the nutritional condition of the cell but may be modified by environmental factors. The rate of endogenous respiration decreases as the cells age but may be maintained at higher levels if the cells are fed continuously as they age. Endogenous respiration generally continues, often at reduced rates, in the presence of an exogenous substrate and may be essential for the maintenance of the living cell. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROORGANISMS, METABOLISM), RESPIRATION, CARBON DIOXIDE, OXYGEN CONSUMPTION, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), PROTEINS, RIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, BACTERIA, YEASTS, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE