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Extracellular reduction of solid electron acceptors by Shewanella oneidensis

Beblawy, Sebastian 1; Bursac, Thea 1; Paquete, Catarina; Louro, Ricardo; Clarke, Thomas A.; Gescher, Johannes 2
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Biologische Grenzflächen (IBG), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Shewanella oneidensis is the best understood model organism for the study of dissimilatory iron reduction. This review focuses on the current state of our knowledge regarding this extracellular respiratory process and highlights its physiologic, regulatory and biochemical requirements. It seems that we have widely understood how respiratory electrons can reach the cell surface and what the minimal set of electron transport proteins to the cell surface is. Nevertheless, even after decades of work in different research groups around the globe there are still several important questions that were not answered yet. In particular, the physiology of this organism, the possible evolutionary benefit of some responses to anoxic conditions, as well as the exact mechanism of electron transfer onto solid electron acceptors are yet to be addressed. The elucidation of these questions will be a great challenge for future work and important for the application of extracellular respiration in biotechnological processes.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000087725
Veröffentlicht am 22.11.2018
DOI: 10.1111/mmi.14067
Zitationen: 72
Web of Science
Zitationen: 70
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Biowissenschaften (IAB)
Institut für Biologische Grenzflächen (IBG)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 09.2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0950-382X
KITopen-ID: 1000087725
HGF-Programm 47.02.01 (POF III, LK 01) Zellpopul.auf Biofunk.Oberflächen IBG-1
Erschienen in Molecular microbiology
Verlag John Wiley and Sons
Band 109
Heft 5
Seiten 571–583
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 31.07.2018
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