Recycling of carbon dioxide and acetate as lactic acid by the hydrogen-producing bacterium Thermotoga neapolitana.

@article{dippolito2014RecyclingOC,
  title={Recycling of carbon dioxide and acetate as lactic acid by the hydrogen-producing bacterium Thermotoga neapolitana.},
  author={Giuliana d'ippolito and Laura Dipasquale and Angelo Fontana},
  journal={ChemSusChem},
  year={2014},
  volume={7 9},
  pages={2678-83}
}
The heterotrophic bacterium Thermotoga neapolitana produces hydrogen by fermentation of sugars. Under capnophilic (carbon dioxide requiring) conditions, the process is preferentially associated with the production of lactic acid, which, as shown herein, is synthesized by reductive carboxylation of acetyl coenzyme A. The enzymatic coupling is dependent on… CONTINUE READING