A decrease in the activity of certain auxiliary catabolic enzymes
when a surplus of an (easily metabolizable) substrate is available. Commonly this effect is caused by glucose (glucose repression
) or by metabolites
produced from glucose.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143
(Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992))
on page 149
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