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Table 5 Model predictions of the maximum theoretical yields of selected target compounds

From: A metabolic reconstruction of Lactobacillus reuteri JCM 1112 and analysis of its potential as a cell factory

Compound Maximum flux (mmol gDW−1 h−1) Maximum carbon yield (%)
  MGS MGS, ↑-PFK
Ethanol 50.4 50.4 50.4 67
Acetaldehyde 0 31.5 37.8 50
1-Propanol (n–n) 20.2 20.2 20.2 40
l-Alanine (n–n) 27.0 27.0 50.4 100
Acetoin 0 10.1 18.9 50
2,3-Butanediol 0 11.6 21.6 57
Ethyl lactate (n–n) 20.4 20.4 25.2 83
  1. A maximum glucose uptake rate of 25.2 mmol gDW−1 h−1 was assumed. MGS indicates the presence of methylglyoxal synthase in the model, ↑-PFK indicates the presence of a phosphofructokinase that is not flux-limiting. Non-native compounds are indicated with (n–n)