PerR acts as a switch for oxygen tolerance in the strict anaerobe Clostridium acetobutylicum.


Clostridia belong to those bacteria which are considered as obligate anaerobe, e.g. oxygen is harmful or lethal to these bacteria. Nevertheless, it is known that they can survive limited exposure to air, and often eliminate oxygen or reactive derivatives via NAD(P)H-dependent reduction. This system does apparently contribute to survival after oxidative… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2008.06192.x


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