Jonathan P. Badalamenti, César I. Torres and Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown Light-responsive current generation by phototrophically enriched anode biofilms dominated by green sulfur bacteria Biotechnology and Bioengineering 110
Photosynthetic bacteria can incorporate light energy and/or carbon into microbial processes occurring in microbial electrochemical cells (MXCs). Following a stepwise selective enrichment strategy for anoxygenic phototrophs that could act as anode-respiring bacteria (ARB), the authors describe light-responsive current generation by electrode-associated biofilms whereby current decreased upon illumination. Green sulfur bacteria were predominant in fresh- and saltwater enrichments, and the authors propose that these phototrophs were responsible for both the negative light-responsiveness and novel anode respiration patterns observed by cyclic voltammetry.
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