Denitrification by the Photosynthetic Bacterium, Rhodopseudomonas Sphaeroides Forma Sp. Denitrificans: Mechanism of Electron Transport to Nitrate and Nitrite Reduction

  • Toshio Satoh
  • Eiko Sawada
  • Makoto Bannai


Our laboratory is concerned with water quality and purification with special emphasis on the role of photosynthetic bacteria. Recently, we have isolated a photosynthetic bacterium from polluted water which possesses an active denitrification system (Satoh et al., 1974; Satoh et al., 1976), a finding which has opened the door to the studies of the mechanism of denitrification and its relationship to photosynthesis in this organism.


Electron Donor Photosynthetic Bacterium Nitrite Reductase Phototrophic Bacterium Rhodospirillum Rubrum 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshio Satoh
    • 1
  • Eiko Sawada
    • 1
  • Makoto Bannai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyTokyo Metropolitan UniversityTokyoJapan

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