electron acceptor


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electron acceptor

[i′lek‚trän ak′sep·tər]
(physical chemistry)
An atom or part of a molecule joined by a covalent bond to an electron donor.
(solid-state physics)
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GS-15 (an obligately anaerobic, gram-negative rod) oxidized simple organic compounds such as acetate, butyrate, and ethanol to carbon dioxide with Fe (III) or Mn (IV) as the sole electron acceptor [53, 95].
2] serves as the terminal electron acceptor, becoming converted into ethanol.
The physiological electron acceptor of the enzyme can be read by the name of the enzyme.
In some case no electron acceptor is needed for growth of microorganism, when they are able to derive the necessary energy by a fermentative process.
The supramolecular system participating in electron transfer can be expressed by A-L-B, where A and B are electron donor and electron acceptor respectively in electron transfer process and L is the "bridge" or coupling unit between A and B.
The decrease in fluorescence level observed afterwards reflects mostly the progressive reopening of the reaction centers as electrons are transferred from the PQ pool to oxidized electron acceptors located downhill, as discussed above.
Nitrate was able to serve as an electron acceptor for Clostridium perfringens, permitting increased growth yields over those obtained in its absence (Hasan and Hall, 1975), and the effect of N[O.
For example, the primary electron acceptor molecule for photosynthesis is nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP).
An electron donor (reduced compound) and an electron acceptor (oxidized compound) are needed.
However, DMMA, which is a better electron acceptor, should produce an even faster polymerization, but it does not (2).