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DOI 10.1098/rstb.2012.0316
Title (Primary) Organohalide respiration: microbes breathing chlorinated molecules
Author Leys, D.; Adrian, L.; Smidt, H.
Journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences
Year 2013
Department ISOBIO
Volume 368
Issue 1616
Page From 20120316
Language englisch
Keywords organohalide respiration; reductive dehalogenase; bioprocesses
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Bacterial respiration has taken advantage of almost every redox couple present in the environment. The reduction of organohalide compounds to release the reduced halide ion drives energy production in organohalide respiring bacteria. This process is centred around the reductive dehalogenases, an iron–sulfur and corrinoid containing family of enzymes. These enzymes, transcriptional regulators and the bacteria themselves have potential to contribute to future bioremediation solutions that address the pollution of the environment by halogenated organic compounds.

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Leys, D., Adrian, L., Smidt, H. (2013):
Organohalide respiration: microbes breathing chlorinated molecules
Philos. Trans. R. Soc. B-Biol. Sci. 368 (1616), 20120316