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Abstract

The Calvin–Benson–Bassham (CBB) cycle has been extensively studied in proteobacteria, cyanobacteria, algae and plants, but hardly at all in Gram-positive bacteria. Some characteristics of ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBisCO) and a cluster of potential CBB cycle genes in a Gram-positive bacterium are described in this study with two species of (Gram-positive, facultatively autotrophic, mineral sulfide-oxidizing acidophiles). In contrast to the Gram-negative, iron-oxidizing acidophile , grew poorly autotrophically unless the CO concentration was enhanced over that in air. However, the RuBisCO of each organism showed similar affinities for CO and for ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate, and similar apparent derepression of activity under CO limitation. The red-type, form I RuBisCO of was confirmed as closely related to that of the anoxygenic phototroph . Eight genes potentially involved in the CBB cycle in were clustered in the order , , , , , , and .

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