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E.coli question

Ralph Thiel rthiel at student.uni-kassel.de
Wed Nov 4 09:51:15 EST 1998

Gilbert Douglas wrote:
> If a population of E.coli bacteria is cultured on a media high in glucose
> then transferred to a media lacking glucose but high in lactose can someone
> tell me what series of steps most take place in order for the cells to use
> lactose efficiently as an energy source? (This is of course assuming all
> other necessary nutrients are available. )
> Thanks again to all!
> Gilbert Douglas

I'd say, just take any book about genetics and read the chapter
about the famous 'lac-operon'. Probably, it will be a better help
than I would now.

Ralph Thiel

Kassel University

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