Sustained H2 Production Driven by Photosynthetic Water Splitting in a Unicellular Cyanobacterium

@inproceedings{Melnicki2012SustainedHP,
  title={Sustained H2 Production Driven by Photosynthetic Water Splitting in a Unicellular Cyanobacterium},
  author={Matthew R Melnicki and Grigoriy E. Pinchuk and Eric A. Hill and Leo A. Kucek and Jim K. Fredrickson and Allan E. Konopka and Alexander S. Beliaev},
  booktitle={mBio},
  year={2012}
}
UNLABELLED The relationship between dinitrogenase-driven H(2) production and oxygenic photosynthesis was investigated in a unicellular cyanobacterium, Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142, using a novel custom-built photobioreactor equipped with advanced process control. Continuously illuminated nitrogen-deprived cells evolved H(2) at rates up to 400 µmol ⋅ mg Chl(-1) ⋅ h(-1) in parallel with uninterrupted photosynthetic O(2) production. Notably, sustained coproduction of H(2) and O(2) occurred over 100 h… CONTINUE READING