Anatoly A. Tsygankov

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Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cultures, deprived of inorganic sulfur, undergo dramatic changes during adaptation to the nutrient stress [Biotechnol. Bioeng. 78 (2002) 731]. When the capacity for Photosystem II (PSII) O(2) evolution decreases below that of respiration, the culture becomes anaerobic [Plant Physiol. 122 (2000) 127]. We demonstrate that (a) the(More)
The green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, is capable of sustained H(2) photoproduction when grown under sulfur-deprived conditions. This phenomenon is a result of the partial deactivation of photosynthetic O(2)-evolution activity in response to sulfur deprivation. At these reduced rates of water-oxidation, oxidative respiration under continuous(More)
Previous studies showed that, after 1.5–2 days of adaptation to inorganic S deprivation, the unicellular alga C. reinhardtii is capable of maintaining an intense hydrogen production for several days under actinic light illumination [3, 4]. As was demonstrated earlier, incubation of cells in S-deprived medium during the first 24 h results in a progressive(More)
Continuous photoproduction of H(2) by the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, is observed after incubating the cultures for about a day in the absence of sulfate and in the presence of acetate. Sulfur deprivation causes the partial and reversible inactivation of photosynthetic O(2) evolution in algae, resulting in the light-induced establishment of(More)
The possibility of hydrogen production by a hydrogenase impaired mutant strain of Anabaena variabilis in outdoor culture was studied. A computer-controlled rooftop (outdoor) tubular photobioreactor (4.35 L) was assembled. H(2) production rates by A. variabilis PK84 grown in CO(2) + air in the photobioreactor were measured together with other parameters such(More)
The photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus has been shown to regulate its nitrogenase by covalent modification via the reversible ADP-ribosylation of Fe protein in response to darkness or the addition of external NH4+. Here we demonstrate the presence of ADP-ribosylated Fe protein under a variety of steady-state growth conditions. We examined the(More)
This report elucidates the distinctions of redox properties between two uptake hydrogenases in Escherichia coli. Hydrogen uptake in the presence of mediators with different redox potential was studied in cell-free extracts of E. coli mutants HDK103 and HDK203 synthesizing hydrogenase 2 or hydrogenase 1, respectively. Both hydrogenases mediated H2 uptake in(More)
Hydrogen uptake in the presence of various terminal electron acceptors was examined in Escherichia coli mutants synthesizing either hydrogenase 1 or hydrogenase 2. Both hydrogenases mediated nitrate-dependent H2 consumption but neither of them was coupled with nitrite. Unlike hydrogenase 2, hydrogenase 1 demonstrated poor activity with electron acceptors of(More)
The effect of light intensity on hydrogen production by sulfur-deprived Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was studied in situ using either long- or short-term experiments, or alternatively, with samples withdrawn from the photobioreactor. Overall hydrogen production by S-deprived culture was shown to depend on the light intensity and to exhibit regions of light(More)
We have previously demonstrated that Chlamydomonas reinhardtii can produce hydrogen under strictly photoautotrophic conditions during sulfur deprivation [Tsygankov et al. (2006); Int J Hydrogen Energy 3:1574-1584]. The maximum hydrogen photoproduction was achieved by photoautotrophic cultures pre-grown under a low light regime (25 microE m(-2) s(-1)). We(More)