CO2 supply induces the growth of Symbiobacterium thermophilum, a syntrophic bacterium.

@article{Watsuji2006CO2SI,
  title={CO2 supply induces the growth of Symbiobacterium thermophilum, a syntrophic bacterium.},
  author={Tomo-o Watsuji and Taira Kato and Kenji Ueda and Teruhiko Beppu},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={753-6}
}
Symbiobacterium thermophilum is a unique syntrophic bacterium that exhibits marked growth only in coculture with a cognate Bacillus sp. In this study, we found that the bacterium is capable of marked mono-growth when supplied with CO2 or bicarbonate. The evidence suggests that the genetic defect for carbonic anhydrase in this bacterium is a reason for the syntrophic property based on CO2 requirement. 

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