Iron homeostasis in the Rhodobacter genus.

  title={Iron homeostasis in the Rhodobacter genus.},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Zappa and Carl E. Bauer},
  journal={Advances in botanical research},
Metals are utilized for a variety of critical cellular functions and are essential for survival. However cells are faced with the conundrum of needing metals coupled with e fact that some metals, iron in particular are toxic if present in excess. Maintaining metal homeostasis is therefore of critical importance to cells. In this review we have systematically analyzed sequenced genomes of three members of the Rhodobacter genus, R. capsulatus SB1003, R. sphaeroides 2.4.1 and R. ferroxidans SW2 to… CONTINUE READING