Construction and characterization of tetH overexpression and knockout strains of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans.

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Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans is a major participant in consortia of microorganisms used for bioleaching. It can obtain energy from the oxidation of Fe(2+), H2, S(0), and various reduced inorganic sulfur compounds (RISCs). Tetrathionate is a key intermediate during RISC oxidation, hydrolyzed by tetrathionate hydrolase (TetH), and used as sole energy source… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JB.01472-13

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