The genome of Syntrophomonas wolfei: new insights into syntrophic metabolism and biohydrogen production.

  title={The genome of Syntrophomonas wolfei: new insights into syntrophic metabolism and biohydrogen production.},
  author={Jessica R Sieber and David R Sims and Cliff Han and Edwin Kim and Athanasios Lykidis and Alla L. Lapidus and Erin McDonnald and Lars Rohlin and David E. Culley and Robert P. Gunsalus and Michael J. McInerney},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  volume={12 8},
Syntrophomonas wolfei is a specialist, evolutionarily adapted for syntrophic growth with methanogens and other hydrogen- and/or formate-using microorganisms. This slow-growing anaerobe has three putative ribosome RNA operons, each of which has 16S rRNA and 23S rRNA genes of different length and multiple 5S rRNA genes. The genome also contains 10 RNA-directed, DNA polymerase genes. Genomic analysis shows that S. wolfei relies solely on the reduction of protons, bicarbonate or unsaturated fatty… 

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