> bionet/microbiology #1253, from SanderQ at pi.net, 924 chars, 23 Nov 1995
> Article: 2206 of bionet.microbiology
> From: SanderQ at pi.net> Newsgroups: bionet.microbiology
> Subject: Micrococcus sedentarius
> Date: 23 Nov 1995 21:33:18 GMT
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>>> Who can help me with info on Micrococcus sedentarius?
> I'm writing a short article on the influence of M. sedentarius om
> for the Dutch biology biweekly BIOnieuws.
> Are there any other micro-organisms involved? Which chemical
> What environmental conditions (positively and negatively) influence
> formation of odiferous substances and food-rotting enzymes?
>> Thank you!
>> Dr. Jos van den Broek
> e-mail 76631.1366 at CompuServe.com>>>On general environmental conditions (Can't help with the specific
organism) it is likely to be anaerobic or at least micro-aerophilic
conditions that lead to odours. Things like butyric acid, and all the
host of evil smelling amines are much less likely under good aerobic
conditions. The interaction between eH and pH is also worth a look.
reduction is usually more readily achieved biologically under neutral to
alkaline conditions. The effectiveness of body deodorants is largely a
matter of creating a low pH by the use of aluminium salts.
Dept. of soil Science,
University of reading, U.K.
AKA P.J.Harris@ reading.ac.uk