The Biochemistry of CO Dehydrogenase in Rhodospirillum rubrum
Carbon monoxide metabolism by the photosynthetic bacteria was first noted by Uffen, who isolated Rubivivox gelatinosus (formerly Rhodopseudomonas gelatinosus) for its ability to tolerate CO (Uffen 1976). R. gelatinosus was shown to grow with CO as the sole energy and primary carbon source, anaerobically in the dark. R. rubrum was also shown to possess the ability to oxidize CO (Uffen 1981) and its ability to utilize CO as a carbon and energy source has been established (Kerby et al 1995).
KeywordsFe4S4 Cluster Mossbauer Spectrum Rhodospirillum Rubrum CooH5 COOH6 Desulfovibrio Desulfuricans
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