Adaptations of anaerobic archaea to life under extreme energy
... Beimborn, 1985; Thauer et al., 2008). Methyl-CoM
is then reduced with coenzyme B (CoB, 7-mercaptoheptanoylthreoninephosphate) to CH4, and a heterodisulfide of CoM and CoB, CoM-S-S-CoB, is formed. The
reduction of this heterodisulfide is the ultimate step in
the pathway. The process, by which the het ...