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Threonine Metabolism in N. europaea

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Nitrosomonas europaea is a gram-negative obligate chemolithoautotroph that can derive all its energy and reductant for growth from the oxidation of ammonia to nitrite. Nitrosomonas europaea participates in the biogeochemical N cycle in the process of nitrification. It lives in several places such as soil, sewage, freshwater, the walls of buildings and on the surface of monuments especially in polluted areas where air contains high levels of nitrogen compounds. This microbe prefers an optimum pH of 6.0-9.0, fairly neutral conditions, has an aerobic metabolism and prefers a temperature range of 20-30 degrees centigrade. Most are motile with flagella located in the Polar Regions although some species are nonmotile. The cell s demand for carbon has to be met almost entirely by [...]


1.Transcript profiles of Nitrosomonas europaea during growth and upon deprivation of ammonia and carbonate.
Wei X, Yan T, Hommes NG, Liu X, Wu L, McAlvin C, Klotz MG, Sayavedra-Soto LA, Zhou J, Arp DJ.
FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2006 Apr;257(1):76-83.
2.Small molecule functional discrimination of the kinases required for the microbial synthesis of threonine and isoleucine.
Bareich D, Koteva K, Nazi I, Wright GD.
Bioorg Med Chem. 2004 Feb 15;12(4):807-15.
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