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Analysis of respiratory quinones
Extraction and purification of the respiratory quinones, followed by HPLC analysis and quantification. Can be coupled with mass spectrometry to analyse complex mixtures. Provides an indication of the type of energy metabolism (aerobic vs anaerobic)
Metabolic and physiologic analyses
Analysis of the strain metabolism (e.g. degradation/production of metabolites, detection of enzymatic activities, capability to grow under certain conditions)