Influence of carbon monoxide on metabolite formation in Methanosarcina acetivorans.

@article{Oelgeschlger2009InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of carbon monoxide on metabolite formation in Methanosarcina acetivorans.},
  author={Ellen Oelgeschl{\"a}ger and Michael Rother},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={292 2},
  pages={254-60}
}
Methanogenic archaea conserve energy for growth by reducing some one- and two-carbon compounds to methane and concomitantly generating an ion motive force. Growth of Methanosarcina acetivorans on carbon monoxide (CO) is peculiar as it involves formation of, besides methane, formate, acetate and methylated thiols. It has been argued that methane formation is partially inhibited under carboxidotrophic conditions and that the other products result from either detoxification of CO or from bypassing… CONTINUE READING

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