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Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2006 Mar;70(3):753-6.

CO2 supply induces the growth of Symbiobacterium thermophilum, a syntrophic bacterium.

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Life Science Research Center, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Japan.

Abstract

Symbiobacterium thermophilum is a unique syntrophic bacterium that exhibits marked growth only in coculture with a cognate Bacillus sp. In this study, we found that the bacterium is capable of marked mono-growth when supplied with CO2 or bicarbonate. The evidence suggests that the genetic defect for carbonic anhydrase in this bacterium is a reason for the syntrophic property based on CO2 requirement.

PMID:
16557001
DOI:
10.1271/bbb.70.753
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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