Isolation and Growth Characteristics of an EDTA-degrading Member of the α-subclass of Proteobacteria

@article{Weilenmann2004IsolationAG,
  title={Isolation and Growth Characteristics of an EDTA-degrading Member of the α-subclass of Proteobacteria},
  author={H. -U. Weilenmann and Barbara E Engeli and Margarete Bucheli-Witschel and Thomas Egli},
  journal={Biodegradation},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={289-301}
}
A Gram-negative, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)-degrading bacterium (deposited at the German Culture Collection as strain DSM 9103) utilising EDTA as the only source of carbon, energy and nitrogen was isolated from a mixed EDTA-degrading population that was originally enriched in a column system from a mixture of activated sludge and soil. Chemotaxonomic analysis of quinones, polar lipids and fatty acids allowed allocation of the isolate to the α-subclass of Proteobacteria. 16S rDNA… CONTINUE READING