Siderophores mediate reduced and increased uptake of cadmium by Streptomyces tendae F4 and sunflower (Helianthus annuus), respectively.

@article{Dimkpa2009SiderophoresMR,
  title={Siderophores mediate reduced and increased uptake of cadmium by Streptomyces tendae F4 and sunflower (Helianthus annuus), respectively.},
  author={Christian O Dimkpa and Dirk Merten and Ale{\vs} Svato{\vs} and G. B{\"u}chel and Erika Kothe},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={107 5},
  pages={1687-96}
}
AIMS As a toxic metal, cadmium (Cd) affects microbial and plant metabolic processes, thereby potentially reducing the efficiency of microbe or plant-mediated remediation of Cd-polluted soil. The role of siderophores produced by Streptomyces tendae F4 in the uptake of Cd by bacteria and plant was investigated to gain insight into the influence of siderophores on Cd availability to micro-organisms and plants. METHODS AND RESULTS The bacterium was cultured under siderophore-inducing conditions… CONTINUE READING