Hyorogenases of Green Bacteria

  • I. N. Gogotov


Green sulfur bacteria can use reduced sulfur compounds (hydrogen sulfide, thiosulfate, S°) or H2 as electron donors providing for CO2 photoassimilation (Kondratieva and Gogotov, 1981). Molecular hydrogen uptake occurs with the participation of hydrogenase, the activity of which is found in a number of green bacteria such as Chlorobiurn, Pelodictyon and Chloroflexus (Kondratieva and Gogotov, 1961, 1983). Recently great attention has been paid to the study of structure and functioning mechanism: of these unique biocatalysts as well as to the possibility of their application in native or immobilized states as catalysts of hydrogenation-dehydrogenation reactions. However, in contrast to hydrogenases from chemotrophic and purple bacteria (Kondratieva and Gogotov, 1981, 1983 Colbeau et al., 1983; Serebryakova et al., 1984), the data on the properties of these enzymes from the green bacteria are not abundant.


Methyl Viologen Purple Bacterium Green Sulfur Bacterium Hydrogenase Activity Purple Sulfur Bacterium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. N. Gogotov
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  1. 1.Institute of Soil Science and PhotosynthesisUSSR Academy of SciencesPushchino, Moscow RegionUSSR

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