Growth rates of anaerobes
pstein at imb-jena.de
Wed Mar 8 07:04:23 EST 1995
axu at ornl.gov (A. H. Curtis) wrote:
> >Most of our denitrifiers are strict aerobic organisms like
> >Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Alcaligenes, etc.
> Denitrifiers are strict anaerobes or microaerophilic.
> A. H. Curtis
> Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Not all, a lot of them show excellent growth when grown
aerobically.Some -like Paracoccus - have a respiratory chain which
closely resembles that of today´s mitochondria. Denitrifiers in
most cases need low oxygen conditions to degrade nitrate. However
there are also examples of denitrification under aerobic conditions
Apparently it´s more a matter of regulation.
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