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13C and 1H NMR study of cellulose metabolism by fibrobacter succinogenes S85

Abstract : Fibrobacter succinogenes S85, a cellulolytic rumen bacterium, is very efficient in degrading lignocellulosic substrates and could be used to develop a biotechnological process for the treatment of wastes. In this work, the metabolism of cellulose by F. succinogenes S85 was investigated using in vivo 13C NMR and 13C-filtered spin-echo difference 1H NMR spectroscopy. The degradation of unlabelled cellulose synthesised by Acetobacter xylinum was studied indirectly, in the presence of [1-13C]glucose, by estimating the isotopic dilution of the final bacterial fermentation products (glycogen, succinate, acetate). During the pre-incubation period of F. succinogenes cells with cellulose fibres, some cells ('non-adherent') did not attach to the solid material. Results for 'adherent' cells showed that about one fourth of the glucose units entering F. succinogenes metabolism originated from cellulose degradation. A huge reversal of succinate metabolism pathway and production of large amounts of unlabelled acetate which was observed during incubation with glucose only, was found to be much decreased in the presence of solid substrate. The synthesis of glucose 6-phophate was slightly increased in the presence of cellulose. Results clearly showed that 'non-adherent' cells were able to metabolise glucose very efficiently; consequently the metabolic state of these cells was not responsible for their 'non-adherence' to cellulose fibre.
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  • HAL Id : hal-02693757, version 1
  • PRODINRA : 72237
  • PUBMED : 10674213



X. Bibollet, N. Bosc, M. Matulová, Anne-Marie Delort, Gérard Gaudet, et al.. 13C and 1H NMR study of cellulose metabolism by fibrobacter succinogenes S85. Journal of Biotechnology, Elsevier, 2000, 77 (1), pp.37-47. ⟨hal-02693757⟩



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