Talk:Metabolic Processes in Rhodopseudomonas palustris

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Good job! I really liked the content on your page. Here's just a few nit-picky comments:

"R. palustris will generally undergo budding, resulting in two daughter cells (Figure)" - missing figure number (number 2 right?)

"In the second stage, the far end of the tube-like bud grows to a more spherical shape as its organelles develop more" - prokaryotic organelles? Maybe be more specific here?

"In the fourth stage, the daughter cell matures by growing in length to the shape typical of R. palustris and eventually appears identical to the parent cell after enough development, save that it possesses motile ability" - maybe specifically say that this motility is granted by a flagella? I know you've said this before, but it can't hurt to repeat it here.

"Include some current research, with at least one figure showing data" - obv. remove this.

"Interestingly, there is code for two separate enzyme systems" - kind of vague. What are these enzyme systems?

"nor has it been determined if different conditions will trigger one of these systems of the other" - *or* the other?

"coded for in its genes" - you use "coded for" a lot. perhaps change it up to "encoded by its genes" here for the variety?

"no there is an electron transport" - ?

"but require more carbon than carbon dioxide" - *requires*

"R. palustris is very capable of using a variety of other electron-rich compounds as well" - might be wrong on this one, but isn't "capable" a yes/no type of characteristic? Can something be very capable of an action?

"R. palustris colonies exposed to constant light grew to a density 10 times greater than those in the absence of light over a 5-day period" - did they do a light exposure but no electrode stimulation control? How do they know the growth isn't just due to light exposure?

"The acquirement of external electrons by R. palustris" - perhaps the *acquisition of* etc.?

"Rhodomicrobium vannielii Azospirillum amazonense Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum Similar findings exist for several species of bacteria in classes beta proteobacteria, gamma proteobacteria, and delta proteobacteria. Furthermore, the results indicate that even bacteria in other phyla may possess operons similar in function to PioABC, including: Acidobacteria Solibacter usitatus Terriglobus saanensis" - italicize all species names.

"this is largely unexplored as of yet, but may indicate that only a subset of EET-related genes have been analyzed in this species as of yet" "as of yet" is used twice in this sentence.

- Ian


Great Page Andy! The wide range of metabolisms exhibited by the R. Palustris is truly impressive. The inclusion of a list of other organisms that also exhibit extracellular electron transfer potential was interesting. The application of comparative genomic analysis was a nice touch. A study that focused on the waste processing potential of the species containing similar genes could aid in the future further elucidation of the applications of the extracellular electron transfer system.

The scope of the page was also very well done. The progression from general to specific was excellent. I also found the adaptability of R. Palustris to be interesting. It would be interesting to postulate why the microbe evolved such a diverse and adaptable system -Sean