why does E.coli produce indole ?

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why does E.coli produce indole ?

Post by ofirbiology » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:43 pm

is it the way bacteia deals with their metabolic nitrogen ?

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:30 pm

neah. indole is the product when the bacteria oxidise tryptophan
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why the bacteria oxidise tryptophan ?

Post by ofirbiology » Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:38 am

why the bacteria oxidise tryptophan ?

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Post by MrMistery » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:20 pm

for energy.
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