Living on thin air

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There is great variety within and between bacteria in the methods they use to generate energy: gases, sulfur and metals serve as fuels; compounds such as nitrate enable respiration in the absence of oxygen; and fermentation can be sustained through the excretion of end-products. First discovered by bacterial physiologist Marjory Stephenson in the 1930s, the unique properties of these enzymes continue to fascinate biologists, chemists, geologists and engineers alike.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-21
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Science
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes

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