Influence of light on carbon utilization in aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs.

@article{Hauruseu2012InfluenceOL,
  title={Influence of light on carbon utilization in aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs.},
  author={Dzmitry Hauruseu and Michal Kobl{\'i}{\vz}ek},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={78 20},
  pages={7414-9}
}
Aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs contain photosynthetic reaction centers composed of bacteriochlorophyll. These organisms are photoheterotrophs, as they require organic carbon substrates for their growth whereas light-derived energy has only an auxiliary function. To establish the contribution of light energy to their metabolism, we grew the phototrophic strain Erythrobacter sp. NAP1 in a carbon-limited chemostat regimen on defined carbon sources (glutamate, pyruvate, acetate, and glucose) under… CONTINUE READING