anoxygenic

anoxygenic

(ă-nok″si-jen′ik) [ ¹an- + oxygenic]
1. Not reliant on oxygen for the electrons used in photosynthesis.
2. Not productive of oxygen during photosynthesis.

anoxygenic

not producing OXYGEN. Compare OXYGENIC.
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Some bacteria instead perform 'anoxygenic' photosynthesis, a version that uses molecules other than water to power the process and does not release oxygen.
"Under the traditional view -- that anoxygenic photosynthesis evolved first and was the only type for about a billion years or more before oxygenic photosynthesis evolved -- these structures should not exist at all in this type of bacteria."
Biotechnological potentials of anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria.
Although all these genera have been reported in marine environments (Pinhassi et al., 2004; Peressutti et al., 2010; Zhu et al., 2013), it is unusual to observe that one of the OTUs from 300 m depth is affiliated with Bradyrhizobium (99%), a strictly aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacterium, which has been reported in oxic oceanic surface water (Hu et al., 2006).
Abreu, "Primary production in a subtropical stratified coastal lagoon-contribution of anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria," Microbial Ecology, vol.
Vorholt, "Isolation of optically targeted single bacteria by application of fluidic force microscopy to aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs from the phyllosphere," Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.
Thanks to its larger oxidation power, chlorophyll-based organisms are capable of evolving oxygen by water splitting while those containing bacteriochlorophylls perform anoxygenic photosynthesis.
Tabita, "The biochemistry and metabolic regulation of carbon metabolism and C[O.sub.2] fixation in purple bacteria," in Anoxygenic Photosynthetic Bacteria, R.
Anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria are studied as one of the earliest organisms due to their phylogenic antiquity and ability to metabolize iron and sulfur using light energy.
Arsenic(III) fuels anoxygenic photosynthesis in hot spring biofilms from Mono Lake, California.