Posted: Feb 29, 2020 9:19 pm
by romansh
Does not need oxygen to survive? Perhaps it should read does not need molecular oxygen?

It seems like the article is speculating that that the metabolism abstracts oxygen from the phosphate in adenosine as the electron acceptor. If it is not oxygen then what is it? Other anaerobic single cell life forms get their electron donor from sulphate or even water.

But it is neat, a multicellular organism not using molecular oxygen as its electron acceptor.