Microorganisms pumping iron: anaerobic microbial iron oxidation and reduction

  title={Microorganisms pumping iron: anaerobic microbial iron oxidation and reduction},
  author={K. A. Weber and L. Achenbach and J. Coates},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  • K. A. Weber, L. Achenbach, J. Coates
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • Iron (Fe) has long been a recognized physiological requirement for life, yet for many microorganisms that persist in water, soils and sediments, its role extends well beyond that of a nutritional necessity. Fe(II) can function as an electron source for iron-oxidizing microorganisms under both oxic and anoxic conditions and Fe(III) can function as a terminal electron acceptor under anoxic conditions for iron-reducing microorganisms. Given that iron is the fourth most abundant element in the… CONTINUE READING

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