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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Aug;79(15):4756-8. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00228-13. Epub 2013 May 24.

Enterococcus faecalis grows on ascorbic acid.

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  • 1Laboratory of Microbial Gene Technology and Food Microbiology, Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

Abstract

We show that Enterococcus faecalis can utilize ascorbate for fermentative growth. In chemically defined media, growth yield was limited by the supply of amino acids, and the cells showed a much higher demand for amino acids than when they were grown on glucose.

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PMC3719501
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