Respiration and the F1Fo-ATPase Enhance Survival under Acidic Conditions in Escherichia coli

Besides amino acid decarboxylation, the ADP biosynthetic pathway was reported to enhance survival under extremely acidic conditions in Escherichia coli (Sun et al., J. Bacteriol. 193∶ 3072-3077, 2011). E. coli has two pathways for ATP synthesis from ADP: glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation. We found in this study that the deletion of the F(1)Fo-ATPase… CONTINUE READING