Microbial Adaptations to Stress: Some Lessons to be Learned from Aerobes
There are microbial adaptations to “stress” or unusual conditions that would seem to be of obvious importance for optimizing fermentative capacities for the production of fuels. Three of these areas are the specific topics of talks in this session. There are two other environmental constraints upon microbial viability and metabolism that have been the subjects of investigations in our laboratory. These are the problem of pH—both extremely acidic and extremely alkaline—and the problem of the controls regulating aerobic vs. a more fermentative mode of metabolism. While all these studies have been conducted in aerobes, they touch upon concerns with respect to the issues at hand.
KeywordsFermentative Mode Fermentative Capacity Microbial Adaptation Microbial Viability Protonmotive Force
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