Thermophilic Carboxydotrophs and their Applications in Biotechnology

  • Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Microbiology book series (BRIEFSMICROBIOL)

Also part of the Extremophilic Bacteria book sub series (EXTREMBACT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro
    Pages 1-3
  3. Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro
    Pages 5-9
  4. Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro
    Pages 11-28
  5. Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro
    Pages 103-104
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 105-131

About this book


The book describes the products produced by carboxydotrophic bacteria and their biotechnological applications. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a widespread pollutant and a hazard to man because of its extremely toxic nature. It is a major component of some industrial gas mixtures and may be derived from coal. The carboxydotrophic bacteria obtain energy and carbon from the oxidation of CO. These organisms may be used to produce new metabolites, and the oxidases from them may be used to produce fuel cells and biosensors for CO.


Acetogens Biofuel Bioremediation Biosensor CO-oxidizing bacteria Carbon monoxide dehydrogenase Carboxydotrophs Hydrogenogens Methanogens Microbial fuel cell Synthesis gas Thermophiles

Authors and affiliations

  • Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Natural SciencesUniversity of MichiganDearbornUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11872-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11873-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5385
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5393
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