Very sad Deborah’s internship has ended. She did a good job, and I wish her all the best in the future. In this blog post she shares her findings.
She showed something really basic but important: the Lactobacillus crispatus (vaginal) isolate we have used really produces lactic acid when grown on medium with glycogen. And: the starch-breakdown activity is repressed when grown on glucose, but not after growth on galactose, indicating carbon catabolite repression.