Scanning electron micrographs of isolate 111-35T grown in HA medium with 10 mM glucose and with 0.5g Proteose-Peptone l−1 for 12 h at 37 °C. Bars, 5 (a) and 1 (b) µm. - Source:3Fermentation
Dorea demonstrate a fermentative metabolism under strictly anaerobic conditions 3 1. Glucose, fructose, galactose, lactose, maltose and other sugars are fermented 3. D. formicigenerans produces acetate, formate and ethanol from pyruvate 3 1. Cells in pure culture are rods, which occur in pairs or chains 3. D. longicatena occur in chains of 4-200 cells in length 3.
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