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Characteristics of proteins synthesized by hydrogen-oxidizing microorganisms


The study was conducted to determine the biological value of proteins synthesized by hydrogen-oxidizing microorganisms—the hydrogen bacteria Alcaligenes eutrophus Z1 and Ralstonia eutropha B5786 and the CO-resistant strain of carboxydobacterium Seliberia carboxydohydrogena Z1062. Based on a number of significant parameters characterizing the biological value of a product, the proteins of hydrogen-oxidizing microorganisms have been found to occupy an intermediate position between traditional animal and plant proteins. The high total protein in biomass of these microorganisms, their complete amino acid content, and availability to proteolytic enzymes allow for us to consider these microorganisms as potential protein producers.

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Original Russian Text © T.G. Volova, V.A. Barashkov, 2010, published in Prikladnaya Biokhimiya i Mikrobiologiya, 2010, Vol. 46, No. 6, pp. 624–629.

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Volova, T.G., Barashkov, V.A. Characteristics of proteins synthesized by hydrogen-oxidizing microorganisms. Appl Biochem Microbiol 46, 574–579 (2010).

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