New insight into the photoheterotrophic growth of the isocytrate lyase-lacking purple bacterium Rhodospirillum rubrum on acetate.

@article{Leroy2015NewII,
  title={New insight into the photoheterotrophic growth of the isocytrate lyase-lacking purple bacterium Rhodospirillum rubrum on acetate.},
  author={Baptiste Leroy and Quentin De Meur and Christophe Moulin and Guillaume W{\'e}gria and Ruddy Wattiez},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={161 Pt 5},
  pages={1061-72}
}
Purple non-sulfur bacteria are well known for their metabolic versatility. One of these bacteria, Rhodospirillum rubrum S1H, has been selected by the European Space Agency to ensure the photoheterotrophic assimilation of volatile fatty acids in its regenerative life support system, MELiSSA. Here, we combined proteomic analysis with bacterial growth analysis and enzymatic activity assays in order to better understand acetate photoassimilation. In this isocitrate lyase-lacking organism, the… CONTINUE READING