Metabolism of methanogens

@article{Blaut2004MetabolismOM,
  title={Metabolism of methanogens},
  author={Michael Blaut},
  journal={Antonie van Leeuwenhoek},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={187-208}
}
  • M. Blaut
  • Published 2004
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
Methanogenic archaea convert a few simple compounds such as H2 + CO2, formate, methanol, methylamines, and acetate to methane. Methanogenesis from all these substrates requires a number of unique coenzymes, some of which are exclusively found in methanogens. H2-dependent CO2 reduction proceeds via carrier-bound C1 intermediates which become stepwise reduced to methane. Methane formation from methanol and methylamines involves the disproportionation of the methyl groups. Part of the methyl… Expand
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