Microbial Sulfur Metabolism

  • Christiane Dahl
  • Cornelius G. Friedrich
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-72682-1

Table of contents (23 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Genetics and Genomics of Sulfate Respiration in Desulfovibrio
    Judy D. Wall, Adam P. Arkin, Nurgul C. Balci, Barbara Rapp-Giles
    Pages 1-12
  3. Living on Sulfate: Three-Dimensional Structure and Spectroscopy of Adenosine 5´-Phosphosulfate Reductase and Dissimilatory Sulfite Reductase
    Günter Fritz, Alexander Schiffer, Anke Behrens, Thomas Büchert, Ulrich Ermler, Peter M. H. Kroneck
    Pages 13-23
  4. Respiratory Membrane Complexes of Desulfovibrio
    Inês A. Cardoso Pereira
    Pages 24-35
  5. Differential-Expression Proteomics for the Study of Sulfur Metabolism in the Chemolithoautotrophic Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans
    Lissette Valenzuela, An Chi, Simón Beard, Jeffrey Shabanowitz, Donald F. Hunt, Carlos A. Jerez
    Pages 77-86
  6. Thiosulfate and Sulfur Oxidation in Purple Sulfur Bacteria
    Frauke Grimm, Bettina Franz, Christiane Dahl
    Pages 101-116
  7. Sulfur Oxidation in Chlorobium tepidum (syn. Chlorobaculum tepidum): Genetic and Proteomic Analyses
    Leong-Keat Chan, Rachael Morgan-Kiss, Thomas E. Hanson
    Pages 117-126
  8. Structural Insights into Component SoxY of the Thiosulfate-Oxidizing Multienzyme System of Chlorobaculum thiosulfatiphilum
    Jan Stout, Lina De Smet, Bjorn Vergauwen, Savvas Savvides, Jozef Van Beeumen
    Pages 127-138
  9. Redox Control of Chemotrophic Sulfur Oxidation of Paracoccus pantotrophus
    Cornelius G. Friedrich, Armin Quentmeier, Frank Bardischewsky, Dagmar Rother, Grazyna Orawski, Petra Hellwig et al.
    Pages 139-150
  10. Sulfonates and Organotrophic Sulfite Metabolism
    Alasdair M. Cook, Theo H. M. Smits, Karin Denger
    Pages 170-183
  11. Sulfur Oxidation at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents
    Stefan M. Sievert, Michael Hügler, Craig D. Taylor, Carl O. Wirsen
    Pages 238-258

About these proceedings


In nature, sulfur occurs in many different oxidation states and is one of the most versatile elements in life. It is an integral part of many important cell constituents, such as the amino acids cysteine and methionine, and many sulfur compounds serve as the basis for energy-related processes in prokaryotes. In recent years, new methods have been applied to study the biochemistry and molecular biology of reactions of the global sulfur cycle, the microorganisms involved and their physiology, metabolism and ecology. These activities have uncovered fascinating new insights for the understanding of aerobic and anaerobic sulfur metabolism.


Amino acid Schwefelstoffwechsel amino acids biochemistry ecology environment enzymes genomics metabolism microbe microorganism physiology process engineering proteomics sulfur metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Christiane Dahl
    • 1
  • Cornelius G. Friedrich
    • 2
  1. 1.Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.University of DortmundDortmundGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-72679-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-72682-1