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Enzymes of arginine biosynthesis in methanogenic bacteria

  • L. Meile
  • Th. Leisinger
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Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum, Methanococcus vannielii andMethanobrevibacter arboriphilus, the 3 methanogenic bacteria tested, possessed an ornithine acetyltransferase and an arginine-sensitiveN-acetylglutamate 5-phopshtransferase. These 2 enzymes, as well as acetylornithinase and ornithine carbamoyltransferase, were insensitive to oxygen and were present at activity levels comparable to the levels observed in eubacteria.


Oxygen Enzyme Arginine Ornithine Methanogenic Bacterium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Meile
    • 1
  • Th. Leisinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Mikrobiologisches Institut ETHETH-Zentrum(Switzerland)

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