Fermentative capacity of log-phase and stationary-phase cells of strain A after 24 h of carbon starvation

ConditionMean fermentative capacity (mmol/g h)a
Unstarved log-phase cells16.7 ± 6.3
Carbon-starvedb log-phase cells1.41 ± 0.11
Unstarved stationary-phase cells16.6 ± 3.3
Carbon-starved stationary-phase cells13.8 ± 1.3
  • a Fermentative capacity was determined in two independent experiments, and the minimum and maximum values are indicated.

  • b The values for carbon-starved log-phase cells were obtained by addition of 0.1 g of glucose per liter at the initiation of starvation.