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What does TEA stand for?

TEA stands for Terminal Electron Acceptor (cellular respiration)


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By using highly electronegative oxygen as a terminal electron acceptor in the process of oxidative phosphorylation (oxidative metabolism), far more energy is released that can be used for ATE production than is obtained from metabolic processes that use other electron acceptors, such as occurs in fermentation reactions.
In this environment, the ability to use simultaneously oxygen and nitrate as a terminal electron acceptor appears to favor aerobic denitrification and, because it is physiologically coupled, heterotrophic nitrification (Austin, Wolf, & Strous, 2006).