D(—)-Lactate Dehydrogenase in Lower Fungi

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Science  27 May 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3726, pp. 1272-1273
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3726.1272


A lactate dehydrogenase, specific for nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide and D(—)-lactate, has been detected in extracts from two fungi of the order Leptomitales (Oomycetes). Several fungi of this order carry out a lactic acid fermentation under conditions of reduced oxygen tension.