Biology-Online • View topic - bacterial ETC

Join for Free!
122498 members

bacterial ETC

Discussion of all aspects of cellular structure, physiology and communication.

Moderator: BioTeam

bacterial ETC

Postby Adz795 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:53 pm

If the bacterial electron transport chain is located in the plasma membrane and the proton gradient is from outside the cell (high conc.) to inside (low conc.), then if bacteria are cultured in a medium slightly more acidic than normal, their rate of growth should increase. Am I right? Since, they'll make more ATP free of cost!

Also, bacteria are killed by gastric acidity. Does that have to do with protein denaturation owing to very low pH?
User avatar
Death Adder
Death Adder
Posts: 82
Joined: Fri May 06, 2011 9:16 am
Location: Mumbai, India

Return to Cell Biology

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest