Development of an Efficient Algal H2-production System


The direct photoevolution of H2 from water by green algae is a transient phenomenon, due to the rapid inactivation of the reversible hydrogenase (the enzyme catalyzing the reduction of protons to H2) by O2, a by-product of photosynthesis. Moreover, the expression of the algal H2 production activity requires prolonged anaerobic treatment of the cells in… (More)


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