Distribution of CO2 fixation and acetate mineralization pathways in microorganisms from extremophilic anaerobic biotopes


Extremophilic anaerobes are widespread in saline, acid, alkaline, and high or low temperature environments. Carbon is essential to living organisms and its fixation, degradation, or mineralization is driven by, up to now, six metabolic pathways. Organisms using these metabolisms are known as autotrophs, acetotrophs or carbon mineralizers, respectively. In… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00792-012-0487-3

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