Archaeal (Per)Chlorate Reduction at High Temperature: An Interplay of Biotic and Abiotic Reactions

@article{Liebensteiner2013ArchaealR,
  title={Archaeal (Per)Chlorate Reduction at High Temperature: An Interplay of Biotic and Abiotic Reactions},
  author={M. Liebensteiner and M. Pinkse and P. Schaap and A. Stams and B. Lomans},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={340},
  pages={85 - 87}
}
Archaea Powered by Rocket Fuel Perchlorate is a ubiquitous chlorine-based compound that forms naturally in the atmosphere. It is only present in large deposits in a few locations, such as the Atacama Desert in Chile, which has been assumed to be because perchlorate-reducing bacteria normally degrade it into chloride and oxygen. Liebensteiner et al. (p. 85; see the Perspective by Nerenberg), however, found that an archeon, Archaeoglobus fulgidus, can also reduce perchlorate. The archaeal… Expand
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