PMID: 17619574Jul 11, 2007

Nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria: producents of hydrogen

Prikladnaia biokhimiia i mikrobiologiia
A A Tsygankov


The review sums up recent data on the key enzymes involved in hydrogen release. Hydrogen release by cyanobacteria is due to the effects of nitrogenases and hydrogenases. Cyanobacteria hold important practical implications as transformers of solar energy into molecular hydrogen viewed as a fuel. Avenues of further research in the field are discussed.

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