This time it comes from the world of the mini microbes! A research study was conducted using the microbes living in the world’s extreme environments. These microbes have unveiled how the humans adapted to the atmospheric changes until now.
The research findings make its way to the journal Cell. It illustrates the structure of MBH. MBH is a complex molecule involved in the respiration of microbes.
First ever image of the MBH is the near-atomic resolution images. It resembles its counterpart in humans, the Complex I.
Michael W W Adams conveyed, “Nature is good at finding molecules that work and then modifying them and using them over and over again. This is a prime example.” Michael is a professor at the University of Georgia (UGA).
Every live creature respires. We convert electrical energy into chemical form by the process of respiration. The duo MBH (microbes) and complex I (humans) are the principal parts of this respiration process. Perhaps, the bridging connection between the two went unclear.
The structure of MBH illustrates the transduction process, which converts electrical energy into chemical energy. The mechanism exhibited by the MBH is much simpler than the one present in its counterpart, Complex I.
Pyrococcus furiosus was the first microbe to reveal the structure of the MBH for the first time. The Pyrococcus furiosus posses the caliber to survive the heat of boiling water. It is a native of the volcanic, marine vents from billions of years ago. It is for this reason that MBH is regarded as the ancient respiratory system.
The researchers said that the inhospitable environment of the volcanic, marine vent consists of an amalgamation of the different gases and extremely high temperatures. It is similar to the atmosphere of the volatile planet.
The entire biological community applauds this discovery as a fundamental key of the longstanding mystery of biological sciences.