Microaerophilic, Fe(II)-dependent growth and Fe(II) oxidation by a Dechlorospirillum species.

  title={Microaerophilic, Fe(II)-dependent growth and Fe(II) oxidation by a Dechlorospirillum species.},
  author={F. Picardal and Zehra Zaybak and A. Chakraborty and J. Schieber and U. Szewzyk},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  volume={319 1},
  • F. Picardal, Zehra Zaybak, +2 authors U. Szewzyk
  • Published 2011
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • FEMS microbiology letters
  • A species of Dechlorospirillum was isolated from an Fe(II)-oxidizing, opposing-gradient-culture enrichment using an inoculum from a circumneutral, freshwater creek that showed copious amounts of Fe(III) (hydr)oxide precipitation. In gradient cultures amended with a redox indicator to visualize the depth of oxygen penetration, Dechlorospirillum sp. strain M1 showed Fe(II)-dependent growth at the oxic-anoxic interface and was unable to utilize sulfide as an alternate electron donor. The bacterium… CONTINUE READING
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