Published Online: 15 SEP 2008
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Müller, V. 2008. Bacterial Fermentation. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2008
Under anaerobic conditions, in the dark and in the absence of electron acceptors, organic compounds are catabolized by strictly anaerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria by internally balanced oxidation–reduction reactions, a process called fermentation. In fermentation, the organic compound serves as both electron donor and acceptor, and adenosine triphosphate is synthesized by substrate-level phosphorylation.
- anaerobic bacteria;
- ATP yield;