Table 2.

Growth of strains CVO and FWKO B on organic or inorganic carbon sources in the presence of various electron donors and acceptors

Strain/donor/acceptorGrowth on carbon sourcea
CO2-acetateCO2Acetate
CVO/HS/NO3 ++±
CVO/S0/NO3 +NDND
FWKO B/HS/NO3 ++
FWKO B/H2/S0 ++ND
  • a ND, not determined; +, growth; −, no growth; ±, as much as 0.4 mM bicarbonate was transferred with the inoculum (2%) such that at least some of the growth yield (107 cells/ml) might have been due to assimilated HCO3 .