Hydrogen metabolism in blue-green algae.

@article{Bothe1978HydrogenMI,
  title={Hydrogen metabolism in blue-green algae.},
  author={Hermann Bothe and E Distler and G. Eisbrenner},
  journal={Biochimie},
  year={1978},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={
          277-89
        }
}
This manuscript reviews the literature on hydrogen metabolism in blue-green algae and reports some new data from this laboratory. H2-formation by intact cells is found to be catalyzed exclusively by nitrogenase. Its rate appears to be variable from strain to strain used byt is--in our hands--very small. Therefore, blue-green algae are presumably of limited value in projects of solar energy conversion to form molecular hydrogen. These organisms are also able to consume the gas in a reaction… CONTINUE READING
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