Accession Number:

ADA184361

Title:

Characterization of Methanogen Membrane Function.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. Apr 86-Jul 87,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Report Date:

1987-08-24

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This research program involves characterization of membrane structure and function in the methanogenic archaebacterium, Methanococcus voltae. The objectives are to characterize the energy transducing cytoplasmic membrane, to delineate the energetics of coenzyme M transport, to genetically dissect the coenzyme M transport system, to characterize sodium pumps, and to initiate studies in membrane molecular biology. The role of the methanogen vanadate-sensitive membrane-associated ATPase in energy transduction is being investigated.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE