Enzymology of the wood-Ljungdahl pathway of acetogenesis.

@article{Ragsdale2008EnzymologyOT,
  title={Enzymology of the wood-Ljungdahl pathway of acetogenesis.},
  author={Stephen W Ragsdale},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={1125},
  pages={129-36}
}
The biochemistry of acetogenesis is reviewed. The microbes that catalyze the reactions that are central to acetogenesis are described and the focus is on the enzymology of the process. These microbes play a key role in the global carbon cycle, producing over 10 trillion kilograms of acetic acid annually. Acetogens have the ability to anaerobically convert carbon dioxide and CO into acetyl-CoA by the Wood-Ljungdahl pathway, which is linked to energy conservation. They also can convert the six… CONTINUE READING

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