BIS 002A - With a proton gradient, the strong electron...

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Is Anammox reaction similar to fermentation or respiration? The anammox reaction involving the oxidation of ammonia uses nitrogen as an e- donor and acceptor. This reaction can be seen as respiration. This reaction oxidized ammonia in anoxic environments but can still function in an oxygen rich environment. Also carbon dioxide is a by- product. A simple test involving the bacteria would be to put the anammox bacteria in a base.
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Unformatted text preview: With a proton gradient, the strong electron donors they (anammox and respiration) use can power ATPase and the production of ATP. If the reaction produces ATP then it proves that it is similar to respiration and that it goes through chemiosmosis....
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course BIS 002A taught by Professor Unknown during the Summer '09 term at UC Davis.

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