Nitrogen Metabolism and Its Regulation

Authored by: A. Burkovski

Handbook of Corynebacterium glutamicum

Print publication date:  March  2005
Online publication date:  March  2005

Print ISBN: 9780849318214
eBook ISBN: 9781420039696
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420039696.ch14

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Abstract

Almost all of the macromolecules in a bacterial cell, e.g., proteins, nucleic acids, and cell wall components, contain nitrogen. Thus, most prokaryotes have developed elaborate mechanisms to provide an optimal nitrogen supply for metabolism and to overcome and survive situations of nitrogen starvation. The uptake and assimilation of nitrogen sources in Corynebacterium glutamicum, as well as connected regulatory mechanisms, will be described in the following sections (for review, see also [5,6]).

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