Interaction Studies Between Redox Proteins, Cytochrome C3, Ferredoxin and Hydrogenase from Sulfate Reducing Bacteria

  • A. Dolla
  • F. Guerlesquin
  • M. Bruschi
  • R. Haser
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 54)

Abstract

Sulfate reducing bacteria, which are all obligate anaerobes, have in common their ability to utilize the oxidized forms of sulfur as electron acceptor for the oxidation of organic substrates. This reduction of inorganic compounds known as dissimulatory reduction of sulfates is linked to energy conservation. Lactate is the most common energy source for the genus Desulfovibrio and the reduction of two lactate produces eight electron pairs and two ATP by substrate-level phosphorylation exactly balancing the amounts needed for the reduction of one sulfate.

Keywords

Nickel Lactate Selenium Arginine Pseudomonas 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Dolla
    • 1
  • F. Guerlesquin
    • 1
  • M. Bruschi
    • 1
  • R. Haser
    • 2
  1. 1.L.C.BC.N.R.S.Marseille Cedex 9France
  2. 2.Faculté de MédecineLCCMB CNRSMarseille Cdex15France

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