Example sentences for: acceptors

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  • Further validation efforts may show that observation of redox cycling of artificial electron acceptors of appropriate redox potentials may be sufficient in itself as a signature of life, greatly simplifying instrumentation requirements for extraterrestrial missions in our solar system and beyond.

  • Supplementing soils with appropriate electron donors and acceptors could stimulate extensive growth of low numbers of indigenous organisms.

  • In terrestrial biological systems, energy is tapped via stepwise electron transport between electron donors and acceptors via an electron transport chain . Applying this principle universally, we should be able to detect the chemical components of electron transport chains or electron transport itself as a signature of life.

  • Since living entities require a continual source of usable energy, we should be able to detect a chemical signature of life in the form of mixtures of redox molecules such as porphyrins, quinones, and flavins that transport electrons along redox gradients between electron donors and acceptors [ 13 ] . We examined methods to extract and detect the components of electron transport chains that might be used to indicate the presence of life on site in extraterrestrial locations.

  • Thus, our ability, confirmed here, to detect actual electron transport within the redox potential range of life processes, and to observe simultaneously some of the signature chemical structures involved, offers a promising direct approach to detecting the capability of living entities in soil on Earth or elsewhere in our solar system to move electrons between universal donors and acceptors and obtain energy to support replication.

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