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Molecular and cellular biology of acetogenic bacteria

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Müller, Volker ; Imkamp, Frank ; Rauwolf, Andreas ; Küsel, Kirsten ; Drake, Harold L.:
Molecular and cellular biology of acetogenic bacteria.
In: Nakano, Michiko M. ; Zuber, Peter (Hrsg.): Strict and facultative anaerobes : medical and environmental aspects. - Wymondham : Horizon Bioscience , 2004 . - pp. 251-281
ISBN 1-904933-03-3

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Acetogenic bacteria are acetate-producing anaerobes that utilize CO2 as a terminal electron acceptor. The reductive pathway by which acetogens reduce CO2 is termed the acetyl-coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA) “Wood-Ljungdahl” pathway and yields acetate as a catabolic end product. In addition to being a terminal electron-accepting process, the acetyl-CoA pathway also provides the cell with a mechanism for the fixation of CO2 under autotrophic conditions. Pathways that are biochemically very similar to the acetyl-CoA pathway are utilized by other prokaryotes for the autotrophic fixation of CO2 and the oxidation of acetate. Thus, the acetyl-CoA pathway and processes that are biochemically very similar to it serve a variety of functions in nature. The main objectives of this chapter are to examine the (a) diverse metabolic features of acetogens that allow them to colonize diverse habitats, (b) regulatory and molecular aspects of specialized processes by which acetogens reduce CO2, synthesize acetate, and conserve energy, and (c) in situ consequences of the physiological capabilities of acetogens.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER22224
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Ecological Microbiology
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 09:38
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 09:38
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/19559