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Biotechnol Lett. 2012 Jan;34(1):75-9. doi: 10.1007/s10529-011-0732-3. Epub 2011 Sep 6.

H2 production from CO, formate or starch using the hyperthermophilic archaeon, Thermococcus onnurineus.

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Department of Marine Biotechnology, University of Science and Technology, Daejeon, 305-333, South Korea.

Abstract

The hyperthermophilic archaeon, Thermococcus onnurineus, was grown in media supplemented with either CO, formate, or starch. H(2) was produced with each substrate with respective maximum rates of 1.55, 3.83 and 2.66 mmol H(2)/l h. The yields (mol H(2)/mol substrate) were 0.98, 1 and 3.13, respectively. This microbe is the first example where a single microorganism can grow and produce H(2) using CO, formate or starch as substrate.

PMID:
21898132
DOI:
10.1007/s10529-011-0732-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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