Accession Number : AD0682919

Title :   ENERGY-LINKED REACTIONS IN CHEMOAUTOTROPHIC ORGANISMS.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Kiesow,Lutz A.

Report Date : 16 JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : It will be shown in this article that energy-linked reactions are indispensable elements of the assimilation of energy by chemoautotrophic organisms. Without recognition of energy-linked reactions as participants in this process, it would be impossible to understand it at all. However, once this is understood, energy-linked reactions resolve the energy conversion of chemoautotrophs into simple sequences of well defined chemical interactions. These reactions start out with the inorganic substrate. By harvesting and channeling the energy of the inorganic molecule into the energy of DPNH and ATP, the prerequisites of carbon assimilation are provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BACTERIA, BIOSYNTHESIS), ENERGY, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, INORGANIC COMPOUNDS, ENERGY CONVERSION, NUCLEOTIDES, CELL STRUCTURE, CARBON, THERMODYNAMICS, RESPIRATION, CYTOCHEMISTRY, NITROGEN

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE