Maximum proton motive force across acidophile membrane at pH 1

Range -270 mV
Organism prokaryote
Reference Konings and Veldkamp, Energy transduction and solute transport mechanisms in relation to environments occupied by microorganisms. In Slater, Whittenbury and Wimpenny, eds. Microbes in their natural environments, pp.153-186. Cambridge University press, 1983. p.170 top paragraph
Comments P.170 top paragraph: "In the acidophiles at pH 1 the proton-motive force is as high as -270mV and consists of a large ΔpH and an oppositely directed (inside positive) Δѱ."
Entered by Uri M
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