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 (ə-sēt′l-kō′ā′, ăs′ĭ-tl-)
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Pruess's lab showed biofilm formation by an Escherichia coli K-12 strain was high on carbon sources that are metabolized to acetylcoenzyme A, acetyl phosphate or acetate.
He was the first to isolate acetylcoenzyme A, the compound that acts as intermediary in the transference of the acetyl group from one compound to another.