Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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Electron Donor

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_497-2

Synonyms

Definition

Electron donor is any of the organic or inorganic substances acting as reducing agents in an enzymatic reaction. In a restrictive sense, the reducing agent at the beginning of an electron transport chain or the substrate is used to obtain energy by respiration.

See Also

Keywords

Electron Transport Electron Donor Bioorganic Chemistry Enzymatic Reaction Electron Transport Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universitat de ValènciaInstitut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia EvolutivaValènciaSpain