Metabolism and Biogeochemistry

Metabolism and Biogeochemistry - Bacterial Metabolism and...

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Bacterial Metabolism and Biogeochemical Cycles
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Redox Reactions All chemical reactions consist of transferring electrons from a donor to an acceptor. Chemicals that donate electrons become oxidized . Chemicals that accept electrons become reduced . Oxidation / Reduction Reactions Chapter 5
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Redox Reactions Energy is released during these electron transfers. In order to capture that energy, bacteria need to intercept the electrons during redox reactions Electron Carriers Chapter 5
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Metabolism The goal of metabolism is to conserve the energy released during redox reactions by making high energy compounds such as ATP. There are different strategies for conserving this energy. High Energy Compounds Chapter 5
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Metabolism Fermentation Transfer of electrons to organic substrate Respiration Transfer of electrons to inorganic acceptor
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Glycolysis
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Fermentation
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