The roles of the two ldh genes of Enterococcus faecalis were studied using knockout mutants. Deletion of ldh-1 causes a metabolic shift from homolactic fermentation to ethanol, formate, and acetoin production, with a high level of formate production even under aerobic conditions. Ldh-2 plays only a minor role in lactate production.
PubMed ID: 19465534
Journal: Appl. Environ. Microbiol.
Date Published: 22nd May 2009
Created: 8th Jul 2010 at 19:04