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- n. Plural form of hydrogenase.
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A class of enzymes called hydrogenases are used by organisms to convert hydrogen ions to hydrogen gas during anaerobic - without oxygen - respiration.
The researchers concluded that it could be possible to close the oxygen pathways of hydrogenase through genetic modification of the protein and, thereby, increase the tolerance of hydrogenases to oxygen without disrupting the release of hydrogen gas.
Numerous microorganisms have enzymes known as hydrogenases that simply use sunlight and water to generate hydrogen-based energy.
Seibert also points out that there are plenty of naturally occurring hydrogenases in microbes, most of which havent been studied and some of which might be much more efficient than the one used by C. reinhardtii .
Wood's research areas focus on evolving bidirectional hydrogenases for hydrogen production, discovering the genetic basis of biofilm formation and of plant-derived biofilm inhibitors and the metabolic engineering of bacteria for the degradation of chlorinated ethenes and other pollutants.
"Obviously, I'm more confident at the present stage in this type of catalyst than in hydrogenases."
The lack of low-cost ways to create hydrogen gas is one of the main barriers to the dream of hydrogenases are used by organisms to convert hydrogen ions to hydrogen gas during anaerobic - without oxygen - respiration.