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micro question

Post by vsecret » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:20 am

Could you guys help me with this micro question?

Decarboxylation of an amino acid results in the evolution of carbon dioxide. Would a gas trap, such as that seen in the fermentation test, give us an accurate measurement of decarboxylation?

this has something to do with the Krebs cycle. But I'm not sure if if would be an accurate measurement.
-thanks for your help

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Post by victor » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:26 pm

I think that the gas measured can be used....but the thing that makes me wondering around is that, does this kind of decarboxilation creates intermediate substances like carbonate and bicarbonate ions???
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