Acetogenic bacteria: what are the in situ consequences of their diverse metabolic versatilities?

  title={Acetogenic bacteria: what are the in situ consequences of their diverse metabolic versatilities?},
  author={H. Drake and S. L. Daniel and K. K{\"u}sel and C. Matthies and C. Kuhner and S. Braus-Stromeyer},
  • H. Drake, S. L. Daniel, +3 authors S. Braus-Stromeyer
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • BioFactors
  • The four decades of the now classic studies by Harland G. Wood and Lars G. Ljungdahl lead to the resolution of the autotrophic acetyl‐CoA 'Wood/Ljungdahl' pathway of acetogenesis. This pathway is the hallmark of acetogens, but is also used by other bacteria, including methanogens and sulfate‐reducing bacteria, for both catabolic and anabolic purposes. Thus, the pathway is wide spread in nature and plays an important role in the global turnover of carbon. Because most historical studies with… CONTINUE READING
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