TABLE 6.

Maximum theoretical mass yields of succinate considering biochemical pathways available to E. colia

Means of glucose uptakeActivity of:Maximum theoretical succinate yield (g/g)
PYCICL
PTS++1.12
+0.87
+0.79
0.66
Glucokinase++1.12
+0.87
+1.12
0.87
  • a These theoretical yields were calculated assuming that NADH and NAD are balanced as a result of central carbon metabolism. See Table 3, footnote b, for enzyme abbreviations. +, present; −, absent.