TABLE 2.

Growth, carbohydrate consumption, and metabolite production of Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron LMG 11262a

CarbohydrateMean consumption ± SD (mM FE) of substrate (after 48 h)Mean production ± SD (mM) of metabolites (after 48 h)CRb (%)Substrate depletion time (h)Maximal cell population (CFU ml−1)c
SuccinateAcetate
Fructose49.9 ± 0.454.3 ± 0.336.5 ± 0.392.56-98.5 × 109
Oligofructose56.3 ± 0.165.1 ± 1.234.1 ± 1.590.66-91.1 × 1010
Inulin47.4 ± 0.261.7 ± 1.523.4 ± 1.591.618-241.6 × 1010
  • a Bacteria were grown in a medium for colon bacteria supplemented with 50 mM FE of fructose, oligofructose (OraftiP95), or inulin (OraftiHP).

  • b Including theoretical carbon metabolism (37).

  • c Assessed at 9 h for fructose or oligofructose supplementation or at 24 h for inulin.