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J Bacteriol. Jul 1976; 127(1): 667–670.
PMCID: PMC233101

Uptake of branched-chain alpha-keto acids in Bacillus subtilis.

Abstract

Bacillus subtilis has a constitutive system for the uptake of alpha-keto-beta-methylvalerate, alpha-ketoisovalerate, and (probably) alpha-ketoisocaproate. A mutation, kauA1, which blocks the uptake of alpha-keto-beta-methylvalerate and alpha-ketoisovalerate, is located between metB and citK on the B. subtilis chromosome.

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