From Big Medical Encyclopedia

HYDROGEN-REDUCING BACTERIUMS — the aerobic bacteria oxidizing molecular hydrogen. Century. it is offered to use for receiving protein, and also for bioregeneration of air in loop systems. V.'s pathogenicity. it is not known. Typical representatives of V. the bacteria of the sort Hydrogenomonas allocated from the soil possessing polarly the located flagellums are. Activation of molecular hydrogen (H 2 ) it is carried out with the help hydrogenases (see). Century. synthesize organic compounds with use of carbon dioxide gas. Oxidation of molecular hydrogen provides oxidizing phosphorylation, i.e. synthesis of ATP in a cell; recovered OVER + and ATP provide fixing of carbon dioxide gas. If in a medium along with carbon dioxide gas and molecular hydrogen there are organic products, then V. they are assimilated, and energy is received by oxidation of molecular hydrogen. At repeated resowings on Wednesdays with organic matters ability to oxidize molecular hydrogen can be lost.

In loop systems necessary oxygen is received for the account of electrolysis of water. The carbonic acid emitted with people will assimilate bacteria with simultaneous oxidation of molecular hydrogen, i.e. to be used by them for creation of cellular substances.

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