Organization of Genes Encoding Hydrogenase Activity in the Photosynthetic Bacterium Rhodobacter Capsulatus

  • Paulette M. Vignais
  • Pierre Richaud
  • Annette Colbeau
  • Jean-Pierre Magnin
  • Béatrice Cauvin
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Autotrophic bacteria, including the phototrophs, can use hydrogen gas as an energy source by means of H2-uptake hydrogenase. Uptake hydrogenases (Hup) are intrinsic membrane proteins and transfer H2 electrons either to the respiratory chain, under aerobic conditions, or, under anaerobic conditions, to redox carrier(s), still unidentified for the reduction of CO2.


Hydrogenase Activity Rhodobacter Capsulatus Intrinsic Membrane Protein Uptake Hydrogenase Benzyl Viologen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulette M. Vignais
    • 1
  • Pierre Richaud
    • 1
  • Annette Colbeau
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Magnin
    • 1
  • Béatrice Cauvin
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de Recherche Fondamentale, Centre d’Etudes Nucléaires e GrenobleBiochimie Microbienne (CNRS UA 1130)Grenoble cedexFrance

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