Utilization of iron gallate and other organic iron complexes by bacteria from water supplies

Mac Rae I.C., Edwards J.F. and Davis N. (1973) Utilization of iron gallate and other organic iron complexes by bacteria from water supplies. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 25 6: 991-995.

Author Mac Rae I.C.
Edwards J.F.
Davis N.
Title Utilization of iron gallate and other organic iron complexes by bacteria from water supplies
Journal name Journal of Applied Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1364-5072
Publication date 1973-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 25
Issue 6
Start page 991
End page 995
Total pages 5
Language eng
Subject 1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
1305 Biotechnology
2402 Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
2404 Microbiology
Abstract The degradation of four soluble organic iron compounds by bacteria isolated from surface waters and the precipitation of iron from these complexes by the isolates was studied. All eight isolates brought about the precipitation of iron when grown on ferric ammonium citrate agar. Three isolates were able to degrade ferric malonate, and three others degraded ferric malate with iron precipitation. Only three isolates, two strains of Pseudomonas and one of Moraxella, were able to degrade gallic acid when this was supplied as the sole carbon source. One strain of Pseudomonas was found to be active in degrading ferric gallate. Electron microscopy of cells of this bacterium after growth in ferric gallate as the sole carbon source yielded results indicating uniform deposition of the iron on or in the bacterial cells. Seven of the isolates could degrade the iron gallate complex if supplied with additional carbon in the form of yeast extract.
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