Antagonistic effect of nickel on the fermentative growth of Escherichia coli K-12 and comparison of nickel and cobalt toxicity on the aerobic and anaerobic growth.

@article{Wu1994AntagonisticEO,
  title={Antagonistic effect of nickel on the fermentative growth of Escherichia coli K-12 and comparison of nickel and cobalt toxicity on the aerobic and anaerobic growth.},
  author={L. F. Wu and C Navarro and K de Pina and Maryse Quenard and M A Mandrand},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1994},
  volume={102},
  pages={297 - 300}
}
The facultative anaerobic enterobacterium Escherichia coli requires the activity of nickel-containing hydrogenase for its anaerobic growth. Deficiency of the specific nickel transport system led to a hydrogenase-minus phenotype and slowed down the fermentative growth in the nik mutant. Addition of 300 microM nickel to the growth medium could restore the hydrogenase activity. This restoration resulted in the recovery of anaerobic growth. A further increase of nickel concentration inhibited… 

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