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Novel energy conservation strategies and behavior of Pelotomaculum schinkii driving syntrophic propionate catabolism

  • Environmental Microbiology, 20(12), 4503-4511, 2018

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


Under methanogenic conditions, short-chain fatty acids are common byproducts from degradation of organic compounds and conversion of these acids is an important component of the global carbon cycle. Due to the thermodynamic difficulty of propionate degradation, this process requires syntrophic interaction between a bacterium and partner methanogen; however, the metabolic strategies and behavior involved are not fully understood. In this study, the first genome analysis of obligately syntrophic propionate degraders (Pelotomaculum schinkii HH and P. propionicicum MGP) and comparison with other s ...

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