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Hydrogenases and the Global H2 Cycle

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This essay for EurJIC's cluster issue on hydrogenases introduces the reader into the global H2 cycle and the structure and function of the three different types of hydrogenase involved in proton reduction and H2 oxidation. The mechanism, biosynthesis, evolution, and application of hydrogenases are shortly addressed, which are topics dealt with in more depth in the individual contributions.

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