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Title: Biohydrogenesis in the Thermotogales

The production and consumption of molecular hydrogen drives the physiology and bioenergetics of many microorganisms in hydrothermal environments. As such, the potential of these microorganisms as model systems to probe fundamental issues related to biohydrogen production merits consideration. It is important to understand how carbon/energy sources relate to the disposition of reducing power and, ultimately, the formation of molecular hydrogen by high temperature microorganisms. This project focused on bacteria in the thermophilic order Thermotogales, fermentative anaerobes that produce H2 from simple and complex carbohydrates.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  2. Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (United States). Beadle Center for Genetics
  3. Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States). Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology
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Technical Report
Research Org:
North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Contributing Orgs:
Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States); Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
08 HYDROGEN Hydrogen; Thermotogales; hyperthermophiles; bacteria