Closer look at microorganism provides insight on carbon cycling
The research team reconstructed the crystal structure of BAP, a protein involved in the process by which marine archaea release carbon, to determine how it functioned, as well as its larger role in carbon cycling in marine sediments.
Karolina Michalska, Andrew D. Steen, Gekleng Chhor, Michael Endres, Austen T. Webber, Jordan Bird, Karen G. Lloyd, and Andrzej Joachimiak. “New aminopeptidase from ‘microbial dark matter’ archaeon” The FASEB Journal doi: 10.1096/fj.15-272906. Published online June 10, 2015.