Plugging into bacterial nanowires: A comparison of model electrogenic organisms

Clarke, Thomas Andrew (2022) Plugging into bacterial nanowires: A comparison of model electrogenic organisms. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 66. pp. 56-62. ISSN 1369-5274

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Extracellular electron transport (EET) is an important metabolic process used by many bacteria to remove excess electrons generated through cellular metabolism. However, there is still limited understanding about how the molecular mechanisms used to export electrons impact cellular metabolism. Here the EET pathways of two of the best-studied electrogenic organisms, Shewanella oneidensis and Geobacter sulferreducens, are described. Both organisms have superficially similar overall EET routes, but differ in the mechanisms used to oxidise menaquinol, transfer electrons across the outer membrane and reduce extracellular substrates. These mechanistic differences substantially impact both substrate choice and bacterial lifestyle

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2022 11:30
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 13:31
DOI: 10.1016/j.mib.2021.12.003

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