Carbon monoxide-dependent growth of Rhodospirillum rubrum.


Under dark, anaerobic conditions in the presence of sufficient nickel, Rhodospirillum rubrum grows with a doubling time of under 5 h by coupling the oxidation of CO to the reduction of H+ to H2. CO-dependent growth of R. rubrum UR294, bearing a kanamycin resistance cassette in cooC, depends on a medium nickel level ninefold higher than that required for optimal growth of coo+ strains.

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@article{Kerby1995CarbonMG, title={Carbon monoxide-dependent growth of Rhodospirillum rubrum.}, author={Robert L. Kerby and Paul W. Ludden and Gary P. Roberts}, journal={Journal of bacteriology}, year={1995}, volume={177 8}, pages={2241-4} }