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Nanoarchaeum equitans and Ignicoccus hospitalis represent a unique, intimate association of two archaea. Both form a stable coculture which is mandatory for N. equitans but not for the host I. hospitalis. Here, we investigated interactions and mutual influence between these microorganisms. Fermentation studies revealed that during exponential growth only(More)
Ignicoccus hospitalis is an anaerobic, autotrophic, hyperthermophilic Archaeum that serves as a host for the symbiotic/parasitic Archaeum Nanoarchaeum equitans. It uses a yet unsolved autotrophic CO(2) fixation pathway that starts from acetyl-CoA (CoA), which is reductively carboxylated to pyruvate. Pyruvate is converted to phosphoenol-pyruvate (PEP), from(More)
The contents and nature of the membrane lipids of Nanoarchaeum equitans and Ignicoccus sp. strain KIN4/I, grown at 90°C, and Ignicoccus sp. strain KIN4/I, cultivated at its lowest and highest growth temperatures (75°C and 95°C) were analyzed. Both organisms contained very simple and qualitatively identical assemblages of glycerol ether lipids, showing only(More)
Ignicoccus hospitalis, a hyperthermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic Crenarchaeon, is the host of Nanoarchaeum equitans. Together, they form an intimate association, the first among Archaea. Membranes are of fundamental importance for the interaction of I. hospitalis and N. equitans, as they harbour the proteins necessary for the transport of macromolecules(More)
Performance, quality and reliability issues are becoming more and more important for the emerging photovoltaic markets worldwide. The purpose of this work is comparing and presenting operational performance results of grid-connected PV systems, as collected and elaborated for Task 2 of the Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) of the International(More)
A novel chemolithoautotrophic and hyperthermophilic member of the genus Ignicoccus was isolated from a submarine hydrothermal system at the Kolbeinsey Ridge, to the north of Iceland. The new isolate showed high similarity to the two species described to date, Ignicoccus islandicus and Ignicoccus pacificus, in its physiological properties as well as in its(More)
Ignicoccus hospitalis is an autotrophic hyperthermophilic archaeon that serves as a host for another parasitic/symbiotic archaeon, Nanoarchaeum equitans. In this study, the biosynthetic pathways of I. hospitalis were investigated by in vitro enzymatic analyses, in vivo (13)C-labeling experiments, and genomic analyses. Our results suggest the operation of a(More)
Outdoor test facility for the comparison of energy yield measurements of different photovoltaic module technologies. Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) " FLASH " , a Perspectief programme funded by Technology Foundation STW Fig. 1: Spread of P max at STC (deviation from average of six test laboratories) as measured with different solar simulators and(More)
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