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Glycine, Serine and Threonine Metabolism in T. thermophilus HB27

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T. thermophilus (Thermus thermophilus) is a Gram-negative, aerobic eubacterium which grows at temperatures ranging from 50 to 82 degrees Centigrade. The organism, T. thermophilus strain HB27 grows in a natural thermal environment with an optimal growth at 68 degrees Centigrade and pH 7.0. Most extreme thermophiles that live in geothermal environments are strict anaerobes as a consequence of the adaptation to the low solubility of oxygen at these temperatures. However, Thermus species are an exception because they are strictly aerobic chemorganotrophs. T. thermophilus HB27 is unable to grow under anaerobic conditions but the ability to grow anaerobically by nitrate reduction can be transferred to the aerobic strain HB27 by conjugation. Thermophilic organisms, like the vast majority of other microorganisms, accumulate [...]


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