Stable carbon isotopic Fractionations associated with inorganic carbon fixation by anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria
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SourceApplied and Environmental Microbiology, 70, 6, (2004), pp. 3785-3788
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Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Isotopic analyses of Candidatus "Brocadia anammoxidans," a chemolithoautotrophic bacterium that anaerobically oxidizes ammonium (anammox), show that it strongly fractionates against C-13; i.e., lipids are depleted by up to 47parts per thousand versus CO2. Similar results were obtained for the anammox bacterium Candidatus "Scalindua sorokinii," which thrives in the anoxic water column of the Black Sea, suggesting that different anammox bacteria use identical carbon fixation pathways, which may be either the Calvin cycle or the acetyl coenzyme A pathway.
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