Plotting model and experimental data for anaerobic growth, chemostat conditions, when minimizing for substrates uptake. Glucose uptake rate and conversion yields for lactate (L), formate (F), ethanol (E) and acetate (A) on glucose (S) are plotted against growth rate. Model results are from simulations NS3, NS5, NS7, NS8 to NS11 (see Table 6 in Additional file 5). Experimental data is from Thomas, T.D., et al (1979) . Acetate and formate predictions are overlapped.