Microbial growth database - Anyone know of one? (Jan/09/2005 )
Howdy all. I'm in search of an online database that contains info regarding the max/min/opt parameters for microbial growth. I've been able to locate a DB for temperature (http://pgtdb.csie.ncu.edu.tw/) but doesn't have other things I'm looking for.
Some parameters I'm interested in:
-biomass yield on a particular substrate
Does anyone know if something like this exists online, or will I have to spend massive amounts of time in Bergey's?
I suspect that you might have to spend massive amounts of time reading paper, too.
Unfortunately factors like growth efficiency and yield are only comparable by using chemostats, but I guess that this hasn't been conducted for many organisms.
Most values are more or less lab specific (e.g. depending on what shakers were used, flasks etc...)