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J Bacteriol. Apr 1975; 122(1): 325–328.
PMCID: PMC235673

Presence of Cytochrome and Menaquinone in Clostridium formicoaceticum and Clostridium thermoaceticum


Cytochrome b and menaquinone have been demonstrated in the homoacetate-fermenting Clostridium formicoaceticum and Clostridium thermoaceticum.

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