Novel forms of anaerobic respiration of environmental relevance

Curr Opin Microbiol. 2000 Jun;3(3):252-6. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5274(00)00085-0.


Novel forms of anaerobic respiration continue to be discovered. Many of these are environmentally significant as they have important impacts on the fate of organic carbon and the cycling of many inorganic compounds. Furthermore, anaerobic respiration is becoming increasing recognized as a strategy for the remediation of organic and metal contaminants in the subsurface.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anaerobiosis
  • Bacteria, Anaerobic / physiology*
  • Environment
  • Industrial Microbiology / methods*
  • Industrial Waste*


  • Industrial Waste