Published Online: 15 JAN 2007
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Imkamp, F. and Müller, V. 2007. Acetogenic Bacteria. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2007
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Acetogenic bacteria are a specialized group of strictly anaerobic bacteria that are ubiquitous in nature and essential for the global carbon cycle. Acetogens are characterized by a unique pathway, the Wood–Ljungdahl pathway of carbon dioxide reduction with the acetyl-CoA synthase as the key enzyme of the pathway.
- anaerobic respiration;
- CoA pathway;
- anaerobic ecology