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Secondary metabolic energy generating pathways in bacteria

Giesbers, C.A.P. (2018) Secondary metabolic energy generating pathways in bacteria. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Abstract

Bacteria use catabolic mechanisms to obtain energy for energy requiring processes and biosynthesis. This energy is stored in forms of ATP and ion gradients. These forms are interconvertible through ion pumps. These pumps are primary transporters and energy obtained via this way is called primary metabolic energy generation. In addition to this, bacteria use secondary transporters to obtain energy via short, autonomous, catabolic pathways, which is called secondary metabolic energy generation. Secondary metabolic energy pathways are of importance in the manufacturing process of food and drink products, where fermenting lactic acid bacteria are used. In bacteria three types of secondary transporters are involved, uniporters, antiporter and symporters. In this essay, several decarboxylation- and direct level phosphorylation pathways that use secondary transporters to generate secondary metabolic energy are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:34
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:34
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/16318

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