Genome-enabled Studies of Anaerobic, Nitrate-Dependent Iron Oxidation in the Chemolithoautotrophic Bacterium Thiobacillus denitrificans
Source: Dan HawkesHarry Beller and Peng Zhu (and others) report on efforts to identify genes associated with nitrate-dependent Fe(II) oxidation. Overall, their results indicate that nitrate-dependent Fe(II) oxidation in T. denitrificans is not catalyzed by the same c-type cytochromes involved in U(IV) oxidation, nor have other c-type cytochromes yet been implicated in the process.
For more information, go to: http://www.frontiersin.org/Microbial_Physiology_and_Metabolism/10.3389/fmicb.2013.00249/full
Citation: Beller, H.R., P. Zhou, T.C. Legler, A. Chakicherla, S. Kane, T.E. Letain, and P.A. O’Day (2013), Genome-enabled studies of anaerobic, nitrate-dependent iron oxidation in the chemolithoautotrophic bacterium Thiobacillus denitrificans. Frontiers in Microbiology, DOI: 10:3389/fmicb.2013.00249.
Funding: BER SBR SFA