Talk:Zymomonas mobilis

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Carbon dioxide production?[edit]

"Z. mobilis degrades sugars to pyruvate using the Entner-Doudoroff pathway. The pyruvate is then fermentated to produce ethanol and carbon dioxide as the only products (analogous to yeast)." - isn't it that Z. mobilis does not produce gases during its fermentation? The Entner-Doudoroff pathway does not liberate CO2 but I may be missing something of the whole picture... Rsreston (talk) 13:36, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Copied from external source?[edit]

Most of this article seems to be copied from the first external source. --Albert Tellier (talk) 19:25, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Ethanol tolerance[edit]

The tolerance for ethanol is mentioned twice in the article, but it's inconsistent:

The advantages of Z. mobilis over S. cerevisiae with respect to producing bioethanol:

- higher ethanol tolerance up to 16% (v/v)

and:

This allows it to have an extraordinary tolerance to ethanol in its environment, around 13%.

I understand that there are different ways of interpreting these percentages (weight/weight, weight/volume, volume/weight, volume/volume), but this should be specified in both cases, thus not only in the first. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.251.17.31 (talk) 17:13, 25 June 2015 (UTC)