The Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle in Cyanobacteria

@article{Zhang2011TheTA,
  title={The Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle in Cyanobacteria},
  author={Shuyi Zhang and Donald A. Bryant},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={334},
  pages={1551 - 1553}
}
Contrary to expectations, many photosynthetic cyanobacteria maintain a metabolic flexibility that works in the dark. It is generally accepted that cyanobacteria have an incomplete tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle because they lack 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase and thus cannot convert 2-oxoglutarate to succinyl–coenzyme A (CoA). Genes encoding a novel 2-oxoglutarate decarboxylase and succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase were identified in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Together… Expand
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