Isolation and characterization of a nicotinic acid-degrading sulfate-reducing bacterium, Desulfococcus niacini sp. nov.

@article{ImhoffStuckle2004IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of a nicotinic acid-degrading sulfate-reducing bacterium, Desulfococcus niacini sp. nov.},
  author={Dorothee Imhoff-Stuckle and Norbert Pfennig},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={136},
  pages={194-198}
}
The strains NAV-1, NAV-2, NAV-3 of new nonsporing sulfate-reducing bacteria with spherical to oval motile cells were isolated with nicotinic acid as electron donor and carbon source. All strains were obtained from marine sediment samples. Growth occurred in defined anaerobic salt water media supplemented with biotin and thiamine as growth factors. Utilization of nicotinic acid depended on the addition of selenite (10-8–10-7 mol/l); requirement for molybdate was not detected. Further compounds… CONTINUE READING