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Energetics of syntrophic cooperation in methanogenic degradation.
  • B. Schink
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Microbiology and molecular biology reviews : MMBR
  • 1 June 1997
S syntrophically fermenting bacteria synthesize ATP by substrate-level phosphorylation and reinvest part of the ATP-bound energy into reversed electron transport processes, to release the electrons at a redox level accessible by the partner bacteria and to balance their energy budget. Expand
Anaerobic, nitrate-dependent microbial oxidation of ferrous iron.
The newly observed bacterial process may significantly contribute to ferric iron formation in the suboxic zone of aquatic sediments. Expand
Ferrous iron oxidation by anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria
NATURAL oxidation of ferrous to ferric iron by bacteria such as Thiobacillus ferrooxidans or Gallionella ferruginea1, or by chemical oxidation2,3 has previously been thought always to involveExpand
Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane in Sediments of Lake Constance, an Oligotrophic Freshwater Lake
Findings show that sulfate-dependent AOM was insignificant in Lake constant sediments, however, AOM can also be coupled to denitrification in this oligotrophic freshwater habitat, providing first indications that this might be a widespread process that plays an important role in mitigating methane emissions. Expand
Growth Yields in Bacterial Denitrification and Nitrate Ammonification
Growth yield determinations with pure cultures of Paracoccus denitrificans and Pseudomonas stutzeri revealed that far less energy is converted via ATP into cell mass than expected from the free energy changes of denitrification. Expand
Chlorobium ferrooxidans sp. nov., a phototrophic green sulfur bacterium that oxidizes ferrous iron in coculture with a “Geospirillum” sp. strain
Since the phototrophic partner in the coculture KoFox is only moderately related to the other members of the cluster, it is proposed as a new species, Chlorobium ferrooxidans, within the green sulfur bacteria phylum. Expand
Syntrophism among Prokaryotes
Want to understand how microorganisms act in natural systems requires the realization that microorganisms don’t usually occur as pure cultures out there, but that every single cell has to cooperate or compete with other microor macroorganisms. Expand
Syntrophic butyrate and propionate oxidation processes: from genomes to reaction mechanisms.
In anoxic environments such as swamps, rice fields and sludge digestors, syntrophic microbial communities are important for decomposition of organic matter to CO2 and CH4 . The most difficult step isExpand
Clostridium ultunense sp. nov., a mesophilic bacterium oxidizing acetate in syntrophic association with a hydrogenotrophic methanogenic bacterium.
Strain BST was a spore-forming, gram-positive, rod-shaped organism which utilized formate, glucose, ethylene glycol, cysteine, betaine, and pyruvate and was a member of a new species of the genus Clostridium. Expand
Anaerobic degradation of naphthalene by a pure culture of a novel type of marine sulphate-reducing bacterium.
Quantification of substrate consumption, sulphide formation and formed cell mass revealed that naphthalene was completely oxidized with sulphate as the electron acceptor. Expand