What is the unique feature of the energy generating system observed in some alkaliphilic Bacillus species?

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    Rather than maintain a proton gradient, a gradient of hydroxyl ions is maintained as OH ions are brought into the cell to generate ATP.
     ATP is not the typical high energy compound in the cell.
     The proton motive force is reversed; protons are brought inside the cell and exported to generate ATP.
     A sodium ion gradient is maintained rather than the more typical proton motive force. Sodium ions are brought inside the cell as ATP is made.
asked May 16, 2012 in Microbiology by anonymous
    

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A sodium ion gradient is maintained rather than the more typical proton motive force. Sodium ions are brought inside the cell as ATP is made.
answered May 17, 2012 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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