Extracellular Microbial Metabolomics: The State of the Art
AbstractMicroorganisms produce and secrete many primary and secondary metabolites to the surrounding environment during their growth. Therefore, extracellular metabolites provide important information about the changes in microbial metabolism due to different environmental cues. The determination of these metabolites is also comparatively easier than the extraction and analysis of intracellular metabolites as there is no need for cell rupture. Many analytical methods are already available and have been used for the analysis of extracellular metabolites from microorganisms over the last two decades. Here, we review the applications and benefits of extracellular metabolite analysis. We also discuss different sample preparation protocols available in the literature for both types (e.g., metabolites in solution and in gas) of extracellular microbial metabolites. Lastly, we evaluate the authenticity of using extracellular metabolomics data in the metabolic modelling of different industrially important microorganisms. View Full-Text
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Pinu, F.R.; Villas-Boas, S.G. Extracellular Microbial Metabolomics: The State of the Art. Metabolites 2017, 7, 43.
Pinu FR, Villas-Boas SG. Extracellular Microbial Metabolomics: The State of the Art. Metabolites. 2017; 7(3):43.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pinu, Farhana R.; Villas-Boas, Silas G. 2017. "Extracellular Microbial Metabolomics: The State of the Art." Metabolites 7, no. 3: 43.
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