Diversity of electron transport chains in anaerobic protists

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Abstract

Eukaryotic microbes (protists) that occupy low-oxygen environments often have drastically different mitochondrial metabolism compared to their aerobic relatives. A common theme among many of anaerobic protists is the serial loss of components of the electron transport chain (ETC). Here, we discuss the diversity of the ETC across the tree of eukaryotes and review hypotheses for how ETCs are modified, and ultimately lost, in protists. We find that while protists have converged to some of the same metabolism as anaerobic animals, there are clear protist-specific strategies to thrive without oxygen.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of Victoria
  • Uppsala universitet
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Biokemi och molekylärbiologi
Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer148334
Antal sidor9
TidskriftBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics
Volym1862
Utgåva nummer1
Tidigt onlinedatum2020 nov 4
StatusPublished - 2021 jan 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa