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Fig. 4 | Biotechnology for Biofuels

Fig. 4

From: Targeted redox and energy cofactor metabolomics in Clostridium thermocellum and Thermoanaerobacterium saccharolyticum

Fig. 4

Mass spectrometry signal suppression brought about by cell extract components were assessed as deflections in steady-state metabolite signals (created by infusing a mixture of the seven metabolites of interest in this study into the chromatography column eluent). Predetermined retention times for each metabolite (indicated by green bars) were monitored for signal deflection, which would indicate signal suppression by the cellular extract matrix. No signal suppression was observed from extraction solvent or extraction matrix at expected retention times for metabolites. Each steady-state metabolite signal was assayed for signal suppression in the presence of cell extract twice. Both assays are shown overlaid (red and blue lines)

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