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Table 1 Summary of model predicted characteristics of light anaerobic mixotrophic metabolism of three aromatic compounds. In each case the model predicted doubling time is smaller than the measured value. To achieve the theoretical maximum growth rates, the cell must extensively use rTCA (a carbon inefficient pathway) to fix CO2

From: System-level analysis of metabolic trade-offs during anaerobic photoheterotrophic growth in Rhodopseudomonas palustris

Aromatic substrate Predicted minimum doubling time (hours) Measured doubling time (hours) [62] Rate of substrate import (mmol/gDW.h) Percent of imported carbon as CO2
4-Coumarate 9 9.4 ± 0.2 0.33 4.6
4HBZ 8.8 12 ± 0.2 0.44 8
Benzoate 8.7 9.3 ± 0.2 0.43 3