Energy generation from the CO oxidation-hydrogen production pathway in Rubrivivax gelatinosus.

@article{Maness2005EnergyGF,
  title={Energy generation from the CO oxidation-hydrogen production pathway in Rubrivivax gelatinosus.},
  author={Pin Ching Maness and Jie Huang and Sharon Smolinski and Vekalet Tek and Gary R. Vanzin},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={
          2870-4
        }
}
When incubated in the presence of CO gas, Rubrivivax gelatinosus CBS induces a CO oxidation-H2 production pathway according to the stoichiometry CO + H2O --> CO2 + H2. Once induced, this pathway proceeds equally well in both light and darkness. When light is not present, CO can serve as the sole carbon source, supporting cell growth anaerobically with a cell doubling time of nearly 2 days. This observation suggests that the CO oxidation reaction yields energy. Indeed, new ATP synthesis was… CONTINUE READING

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