We are currently restructuring and updating the information about which carbohydrates bacterial species can ferment under production of acid. The updated information is stored in a form suitable for use in a planned module for bacteriological experiments in silico, which we refer to as “VetBactLab“.
So far, we have updated the information for about half of the species in the database and for those species, the information is presented in the form of a table under the heading “Fermentation of carbohydrates” (see for example Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae). The figure to the right illustrates how the result may look after a carbohydrate fermentation experiment in test tubes in silico in VetBactLab.
Lise-Lotte Fernström and Olov Carlsson (BVF, SLU) prepared the samples and assisted in preparation of the illustration.