TABLE 1.

Rate constants and growth yields for strains KTR4 and KTR9 when RDX is used as a source of carbon, nitrogen, or carbon and nitrogen

IsolateCarbon sourceNitrogen sourceC:NDegradation rate k (mg RDX/day)aGrowth rate (μ day−1)bGrowth yield (g protein/mol C)Growth yield (g protein/mol N)
KTR4RDXRDX1:20.600.2734.4017.20
Glucose, glycerol, succinateRDX75:10.780.380.2720.15
RDXAmmonium sulfate1:170.610.2656.933.84
KTR9RDXRDX1:20.650.2130.6315.28
Glucose, glycerol, succinateRDX75:11.100.660.2417.48
RDXAmmonium sulfate1:170.060.3747.143.18
  • a k, degradation rate constant.

  • b μ, growth rate constant.