Metabolism of homoacetogens

@article{Diekert2004MetabolismOH,
  title={Metabolism of homoacetogens},
  author={Gabriele Diekert and Gert Wohlfarth},
  journal={Antonie van Leeuwenhoek},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={209-221}
}
Homoacetogenic bacteria are strictly anaerobic microorganisms that catalyze the formation of acetate from C1 units in their energy metabolism. Most of these organisms are able to grow at the expense of hydrogen plus CO2 as the sole energy source. Hydrogen then serves as the electron donor for CO2 reduction to acetate. The methyl group of acetate is formed from CO2 via formate and reduced C1 intermediates bound to tetrahydrofolate. The carboxyl group is derived from carbon monoxide, which is… Expand

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