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Lactose

Lactose

The major sugar in human and bovine milk. Conversion of lactose to lactic acid by Lactobacilli etc. Is important in the production of yoghurt and cheese. A sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk; cow's milk contains about 4.7% lactose.A disaccharide sugar which is commonly found in milk. It consists of galactose and glucose, where an enzyme called lactase can break lactose into these two smaller components. Microorganisms convert lactose to pyruvic acid, which results in the souring of the milk for example.


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by microbiologyhelp
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Secondary Sugars(metabolism/sugar/bacteria/Lac Operon)

... that secondary sugars might be sugars the require cAMP and CRP to be the effector of the operon(along with the operon inducer of course). Since gallactose is what the cell wants the most then the other metabolic operons(like lactose) should be off so any sugar that isn't gallactose is secondary?

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by Vulpess
Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:55 am
 
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Secondary Sugars(metabolism/sugar/bacteria/Lac Operon)

... tomorrow and we are focusing a lot on the lac operon series and some of the metabolic processes of sugars. I know that bacteria cells prefer galactose, but will still use lactose, so does that mean lactose is a secondary sugar? Also does that make allolactose(lac operon inducer) a secondary ...

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by Vulpess
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Topic: Secondary Sugars(metabolism/sugar/bacteria/Lac Operon)
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