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By H. G. Schlegel (auth.), Professor Dr. Hermann Bothe, Professor Dr. Achim Trebst (eds.)

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Nitrogen and sulfur compounds are regularly synthetized, degraded and switched over into other kinds in nature. there are lots of similarities within the precept difficulties and simple mechanisms of the biology of inorganic nitrogen and sulfur. Many information should not but understood and therefore are the topic of energetic research internationally. In may perhaps, 1980, a convention used to be held in Bochum, Federal Republic of Germany, at which makes an attempt have been made to debate and examine all facets of either the nitrogen and the sulfur cycle. Lectures got through across the world well-known specialists at the body structure, biochemistry, genetics, and ecology of dinitrogen fIXation, of assimilatory and dissimilatory nitrate and sulfate aid, and of ammonia and sulfide oxidation. additionally, very important info have been communicated through German scientists of the nationwide application at the Metabolism of Inorganic Nitrogen and Sulfur Compounds, supported by means of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. This booklet comprises all of the contributions to the assembly and hence may be of curiosity to researchers, academics, and scholars within the box. The participants of the German nationwide application at the Metabolism of Inorganic Nitrogen and Sulfur Compounds wish to thank the Deutsche F orschungsgemeinschaft for his or her beneficiant fmancial help of the clinical initiatives in the past 4 years and for the convention itself. with out this support, the current e-book don't have been written. The individuals show their appreciation quite to Dr. A. Hoffmann of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for her priceless ability and persistence in caring for the tasks and scientists.

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In this connection, the experiment of Davis (1953) was also relevant. Illuminated Chlorella suspensions in Warburg vessels at pH 5, without atmospheric CO 2 (KOH in the side arm), did not evolve O2 in the presence of nitrate, and glucose, in combination with inorganic phosphate, was required for evolution of O2 coupled to the reduction of nitrate. 5, with KOH in the center well, Kessler (1957a, 1964) corroborated the CO 2 requirement for nitrate photoreduction. This CO 2 effect might today be considered, in principle, different from two other CO 2 effects on the HILL reaction that are well established now (Govindjee and Van Rensen, 1978; Metzner, 1978): the CO2 requirement for the noncyclic photosynthetic electron flow, precisely discovered by Warburg and Krippahl in 1958, and the stimulation of photophosphorylation by added bicarbonate (Punnet, 1965).

1978). , 1979). Kinetic and steady-state turnover experiments suggest that nitrite is bound to siroheme and reduced to ammonia without the accumulation of free nitrogen compounds of intermedia redox state. , 1980a): Fdred ---+{(4Fe-4S)---+siroheme}---+NOi. 2 NAD(P )H-Nitrite Reductase The fungal nitrite reductase (Garrett and Amy, 1978) presents a marked specificity for reduced pyridine nuc1eotides as electron donors and requires FAD for maximal activity. It catalyzes the following reaction: NOi + 3NAD(P)H + 5H+ ~ NHt + 3NAD(p)+ + 2H2 0.

In contrast to the green algae just mentioned, the blue-green algae Anabaena and Anacystis were unable to use molecular hydrogen for the reduction of nitrite in the dark. The reaction occurred, however, in the light (Hattori, 1963; Peschek, 1979). With respect to the green tissues of higher plants, Burstrom (1943) claimed that leaves of wheat seedlings had a unique photosynthetic nitrate-reducing system, but Mendel and Visser (1951) reported that two types of systems were operative in tomato-leaf discs: one in the light, and another in the dark, depending on some organic substrates as electron donors.

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