Kluyver, Albert Jan


Albert Jan Kluyver (1888–1956), a Dutch microbiologist who proposed a universal model for metabolic events in the cell based on transfer of hydrogen atoms (electrons) and formed the concept of unity in biochemistry.

Keywords: Kluyver; fermentation; unity in biochemistry; comparative biochemistry; microbial diversity

Figure 1.

Albert Jan Kluyver. Reproduced with permission from Prof. Dr. Schlegel HG (1999) Geschichte der Mikrobiologie. Halle (Saale), Germany: Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina.


Further Reading

Bennett JW and Phaff HJ (1993) Early biotechnology: the Delft connection. American Society for Microbiology News 59: 401–404.

Bulder CJEA, La Rivière JWM and Verhoeven W (1989) Kluyver's work in retrospect: wisdom or foresight? Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 56: 109–126.

Kamp AF, La Rivière JWM and Verhoeven W (eds) (1959) Albert Jan Kluyver, His Life and Work. Amsterdam: North Holland.

Kluyver AJ and Donker HJL (1926) Die Einheit in der Biochemie. Chemie der Zelle und Gewebe 13: 134–190.

Kluyver AJ and Perquin LHC (1933) Zur Methodik der Schimmelstoffwechsel‐Untersuchung. Biochemische Zeitung 266: 68–81.

Kluyver AJ and van Niel CB (1936) Prospects for a natural system of classification of bacteria. Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie und Parasitenkunde, Abteilung II 94: 369–403.

Kluyver AJ and van Niel CB (1956) The Microbe's Contribution to Biology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

La Rivière JWM (1997) The Delft School of Microbiology in historical perspective. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 71: 3–13.

van Niel CB (1957) Obituary notice: Albert Jan Kluyver, 1888–1956. Journal of General Microbiology 16: 499–521.

van Niel CB (1979) “The Delft‐School” and the rise of general microbiology. Bacteriological Reviews 13: 161–174.

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Oren, Aharon(Mar 2010) Kluyver, Albert Jan. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0022514]