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.
What does TEA stand for?
TEA stands for Terminal Electron Acceptor (cellular respiration)
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- Technology for Enabling Awareness
- Telephone Extension Alert
- Television Equipment Associates (Brewster, NY)
- Temperate East Asia
- Temporary Employment Agency (various locations)
- Ten Eyck Associates
- Tennessee Education Association (Nashville, TN)
- Tensile Energy Absorption
- Terminal Education Age
- Tertiary Education Act (Botswana)
- Test of English for Aviation (language proficiency; UK)
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas Electronics Association, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
- The Education Alliance (various organizations)
- The Electronic Alveary (word search program)
- The Employers' Association (various locations)
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- The Esplanade Association (est. 2001; Boston, MA)
Samples in periodicals archive:
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).
Second, the enrichment of bacteria that utilize chlorinated organic compounds such as tetrachloroethene (perchloroethylene, PCE) as the terminal electron acceptor in metabolic processes (i.