Université de Neuchâtel

Use of an isothermal microcalorimetry assay to characterize microbial oxalotrophic activity

Bravo, Daniel ; Braissant, Olivier ; Solokhina, Anna ; Clerc, Martin ; Daniels, Alma U. ; Verrecchia, Eric ; Junier, Pilar

In: FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2011, vol. 78, no. 2, p. 266–274

Isothermal microcalorimetry (IMC) has been used in the past to monitor metabolic activities in living systems. A few studies have used it on ecological research. In this study, IMC was used to monitor oxalotrophic activity, a widespread bacterial metabolism found in the environment, and particularly in soils. Six model strains were inoculated in solid angle media with K-oxalate as the sole carbon...