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- adjective biochemistry Capable of converting
carbon dioxideor sugarsinto acetic acidor acetate; used especially of bacteria
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Competition with acetogenic and sulfidogenic bacteria for molecular hydrogen (the outcome of which depends on the affinity to hydrogen, the temperature, and density of the various populations) determines the pattern of gas formation not only quantitatively, but also in qualitative terms.
The association is comprised of two symbionts: an acetogenic organism and a methanogenic organism.
Through a second step that involves the acetogenic bacteria, the composition and identity of which still remain to be determined, these compounds are transformed into methanogenic substrates, i.e., acetate, H2 and C1 compounds that are converted into CH4 and CO2 by the methane bacteria, obligate anaerobes that multiply in a neutral or slightly alkaline environment.