Christopher D. Ecker

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UNLABELLED Rhodospirillum rubrum possesses a novel oxygen-independent, aerobic methionine salvage pathway (MSP) for recycling methionine from 5-methylthioadenosine (MTA), the MTA-isoprenoid shunt. This organism can also metabolize MTA as a sulfur source under anaerobic conditions, suggesting that the MTA-isoprenoid shunt may also function anaerobically as(More)
The ability to isolate an organism in pure culture from the environment is a manageable task for undergraduate students; the identification of that organism requires integration of both genotypic and phenotypic data and illustrates the challenges inherent in contemporary bacterial taxonomy. In this ten-laboratory period series of exercises, students isolate(More)
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