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={Harland G. Wood},
  journal={FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology},
  volume={5 2},
  • Harland G. Wood
  • Published 1991 in
    FASEB journal : official publication of the…
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 thermoaceticum, which Barker… CONTINUE READING