Anaerobic Formate Oxidation: A Ferredoxin-Dependent Reaction

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Science  17 Apr 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3616, pp. 297-298
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3616.297


The formate oxidizing system of Methanobacillus omelianskii is specific for nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide and requires ferredoxin, a biological carrier with the lowest known potential. ferredoxin from other obligate anaerobes is active in the reaction studied.