Life with CO or CO2 and H2 as a source of carbon and energy

  title={Life with CO or CO2 and H2 as a source of carbon and energy},
  author={H. Wood},
  journal={The FASEB Journal},
  pages={156 - 163}
  • H. Wood
  • Published 1991
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The FASEB Journal
  • An account is presented of the recent discovery of a pathway of growth by bacteria in which CO or CO2 and H2 are sources of carbon and energy. The Calvin cycle and subsequently other cycles were discovered in the 1950s, and in each the initial reaction of CO2 involved adding CO2 to an organic compound formed during the cyclic pathway (for example, CO2 and ribulose diphosphate). Studies were initiated in the 1950s with the thermophylic anaerobic organism Clostridium thermoaccticum, which Barker… CONTINUE READING
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