Navigation Links
Poison + water = hydrogen. New microbial genome shows how

Take a pot of scalding water, remove all the oxygen, mix in a bit of poisonous carbon monoxide, and add a pinch of hydrogen gas. It sounds like a recipe for a witch's brew. It may be, but it is also the preferred environment for a microbe known as Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans.

In a paper published in the November 27th issue of PLoS Genetics, a research team led by scientists at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) report the determination and analysis of the complete genome sequence of this organism. Isolated from a hot spring on the Russian volcanic island of Kunashir, this microbe lives almost entirely on carbon monoxide. While consuming this normally poisonous gas, the microbe mixes it with water, producing hydrogen gas as waste.

As the world increasingly considers hydrogen as a potential biofuel, technology could benefit from having the genomes of such microbes. "C. hydrogenoformans is one of the fastest-growing microbes that can convert water and carbon monoxide to hydrogen," remarks TIGR evolutionary biologist Jonathan Eisen, senior author of the PLoS Genetics study. "So if you're interested in making clean fuels, this microbe makes an excellent starting point."

In sequencing the microbe's genome, Eisen and his collaborators discovered why C. hydrogenoformans grows more rapidly on carbon monoxide than other species: The bug boasts at least five different forms of a protein machine, dubbed carbon monoxide deyhydrogenase, that is able to manipulate the poisonous gas. Each form of the machine appears to allow the organism to use carbon monoxide in a different way. Most other organisms that live on carbon monoxide have only one form of this machine. In other words, while other organisms may have the equivalent of a modest mixing bowl to process their supper of carbon monoxide, this species has a veritable food processor, letting it gorge on a hot spring buffet all day.

"The findings show the
'"/>

Source:The Institute for Genomic Research


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Poison dart frog mimics gain when birds learn to stay away
2. Anti-bacterial additive widespread in U.S. waterways
3. Unprecedented water level rise in Somalia
4. Microbial fuel cell: High yield hydrogen source and wastewater cleaner
5. Survey finds silver contamination in North Pacific waters
6. Researchers discover underwater volcano
7. Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events
8. Radio-tracking associated with dramatic shift in water vole sex ratio
9. Major new UNC-based drinking water study suggests pregnancy fears may be overstated
10. Newly discovered genetic disease sheds light on bodys water balance
11. Beetle-inspired switch uses water for bonding
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Poison water hydrogen New microbial genome shows how

(Date:6/16/2015)... /CNW Telbec/ - handyem Inc. and FlowMetric Diagnostics ... of handyem,s HPC-150 portable flow cytometer within FlowMetric ... unprecedented model of mobile laboratory platform is presented ... Pennsylvania Convention Center, ... to 18 th 2015.  By virtue of ...
(Date:6/15/2015)... June 16, 2015 According to ... by Type (Rule-Based, Statistical, and Hybrid), Technologies (Recognition, IVR, ... 2020" published by MarketsandMarkets, The Natural Language Processing Market ... CAGR of 18.4% for the forecast period 2015-2020. ... 46 F igures spread   through 155 P ...
(Date:6/11/2015)... 2015 Daon, a global leader in ... IdentityX Mobile Authentication Platform v4.0 has been FIDO ... an industry consortium launched in 2013 to revolutionize ... authentication.  In order to receive certification, a company,s ... of tests that measure compliance and ensure interoperability ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):handyem and FlowMetric Diagnostics announce their partnership in the development of Flow Cytometry- Based Solutions in diagnostic capabilities 2handyem and FlowMetric Diagnostics announce their partnership in the development of Flow Cytometry- Based Solutions in diagnostic capabilities 3Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020 2Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020 3Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020 4Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020 5Daon's IdentityX Mobile Authentication Platform One of First Products to be Certified by FIDO Alliance 2
... HOBOKEN, N.J. Greg Morgan, an Associate Professor of Philosophy ... Price/Rod Webster Prize for best paper of 2009 in History ... teaches in the College of Arts and Letters at Stevens, ... Franklin,s Research on Tobacco mosaic virus." Morgan wrote the paper ...
... to put electronic tags on hundreds of monkfish ( Lophius ... the Gulf of Maine to track where the commercially important ... about its biology. "Although monkfish is the highest ... basic biology and behavior are poorly understood, such as their ...
... - A recent special edition of the Elsevier journal ... Hurricane Katrina and an overview of the lessons learned in ... the most destructive natural disaster in U.S. history. Katrina,s size ... the greatest area, nearly 93,000 square miles. Katrina,s winds and ...
Cached Biology News:NOAA and fishermen cooperate on research into monkfish migration 2NOAA and fishermen cooperate on research into monkfish migration 3A forensic analysis of Hurricane Katrina's impact: methods and findings 2
(Date:7/3/2015)... 3, 2015 ... osoitteessa  http://www.openinnovationinscience.at Wienissä pidettävään ... Science" -jatkokoulutusohjelmaan 22.7.2015 asti.  ... tekemän, kansainvälisiä tutkijoita ja tiedemiehiä ... suurinta haastetta ovat kannustimien puute ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... 3, 2015 Forskare ... 2015 på  http://www.openinnovationinscience.at till det återkommande ... som hålls i Wien ... med internationella forskare och vetenskapsmän som genomfördes ... två största utmaningar bristen på incitament för ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... , July 3, 2015 ... 22. september 2015 på  http://www.openinnovationinscience.at om ... der finder sted i Wien ... undersøgelse af internationale forskere og videnskabsmænd foretaget ... to største udfordringer for sundhedsvidenskaben manglen på ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , July 2, 2015  Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: ... fostering and monetization of intellectual property, today announced a ... Spherix Incorporated v. Verizon Services Corp. et al. , ... for the Eastern District of Virginia ... 1, 2015 interpreting certain key claims in favor of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Maailman ensimmäinen tiedemiesten koulutukseen suunniteltu avoimen innovaation ohjelma käynnistyy 2Maailman ensimmäinen tiedemiesten koulutukseen suunniteltu avoimen innovaation ohjelma käynnistyy 3Lansering av världens första program för öppen innovation för att utbilda forskare 2Lansering av världens första program för öppen innovation för att utbilda forskare 3Lancering af verdens første åbne innovationsprogram til uddannelse af forskere 2Lancering af verdens første åbne innovationsprogram til uddannelse af forskere 3Spherix Issues A Litigation Update 2Spherix Issues A Litigation Update 3
... Inc. (NYSE: NTY ), (http://www.NBTY.com ), a leading global ... cast a conference call to review,fiscal first quarter results on ... 2008 at 8:30 AM (ET). A press release announcing,results for ... (ET) that,day., A live and on-demand web cast of ...
... Up 9% ... - Non-GAAP Diluted EPS Up ... Varian, Inc.,(NasdaqGS: VARI) today reported first quarter 2008 revenues of $237.4,million, ... quarter of fiscal year 2007. The increase was broad-based,with growth in sales ...
... N.C., Jan. 23 PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq:,PPDI) today ... lab services,into China through an exclusive agreement with ... allows PPD to begin,immediately providing biopharmaceutical clients with ... in China., "Chinese law makes it extremely ...
Cached Biology Technology:NBTY to Web Cast Fiscal First Quarter Conference Call 2Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 2Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 3Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 4Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 5Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 6Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 7Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 8Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 9Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 10Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 11Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 12Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 13Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 14Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 15Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 16Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 17Varian, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results 18PPD Expands Global Central Lab Services into China 2PPD Expands Global Central Lab Services into China 3
Mouse monoclonal antibody to ST8SIA2 - ST8 alpha-N-acetyl-neuraminide alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase 2...
... dedicated imaging system for fluorescent light due ... very sensitive camera to detect low level ... research, infectious disease research, gene expression, circadian ... the only imager with a motor-driven camera ...
... and Sorter) large particle flow cytometers from ... cytometry to applications that were not previously ... sorting. Our instruments are based on ... but are designed to accommodate much larger ...
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant TSEN2. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 80746...
Biology Products: