Anja Hemschemeier

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The unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has a special type of anaerobic metabolism that is quite unusual for eukaryotes. It has two oxygen-sensitive [Fe-Fe] hydrogenases (EC that are coupled to photosynthesis and, in addition, a formate- and ethanol-producing fermentative metabolism, which was proposed to be initiated by pyruvate(More)
The unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is able to use photosynthetically provided electrons for the production of molecular hydrogen by an [FeFe]-hydrogenase HYD1 accepting electrons from ferredoxin PetF. Despite the severe sensitivity of HYD1 towards oxygen, a sustained and relatively high photosynthetic hydrogen evolution capacity is(More)
Several species of unicellular green algae, such as the model green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, can operate under either aerobic photosynthesis or anaerobic metabolism conditions. A particularly interesting metabolic condition is that of "anaerobic oxygenic photosynthesis", whereby photosynthetically generated oxygen is consumed by the cell's own(More)
BACKGROUND Sealed Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cultures evolve significant amounts of hydrogen gas under conditions of sulfur depletion. However, the eukaryotic green alga goes through drastic metabolic changes during this nutritional stress resulting in cell growth inhibition and eventually cell death. This study aimed at isolating C. reinhardtii(More)
Annotated hemoglobin genes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii form functional globins, despite unusual architectures. Spectral characteristics show subtle biochemical differences. Multiple globins might help the alga to cope with its versatile environment. The unicellular green alga C. reinhardtii is a photosynthetic, often soil-dwelling organism, subjected to a(More)
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