Respira8on hydrogen oxidizers red lithotrophic ammonia

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Unformatted text preview: t to make PMF •  Electrons ul8mately used to reduce external electron acceptor •  Proton mo8ve force used to make ATP via OP •  Small steps are more efficient than one large step Diversity of respiratory pathways •  Many different organic and inorganic compounds can be electron donors for respira8on –  Organotrophs: thousands of organic chemicals –  Lithotrophs: ammonium, hydrogen, methane, sulfur, iron, etc •  Electron acceptors can vary too –  Oxygen (aerobic respira8on) –  Nitrate (anaerobic respira8on) –  Sulfate (anaerobic respira8on) –  Fe3+ and other oxidized m...
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2012 for the course MICRO 303 taught by Professor Multiple during the Fall '12 term at Wisconsin.

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