Ferrous iron oxidation and rusticyanin in halotolerant, acidophilic 'Thiobacillus prosperus'
Nicolle, James Le C., Simmons, S., Bathe, Stephan and Norris, Paul R.. (2009) Ferrous iron oxidation and rusticyanin in halotolerant, acidophilic 'Thiobacillus prosperus'. Microbiology, Vol.155 (No.4). pp. 1302-1309. ISSN 1350-0872Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.023192-0
The halotolerant acidophile 'Thiobacillus prosperus' was shown to require chloride for growth. With ferrous iron as substrate, growth occurred at a rate similar to that of the well-studied acidophile Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. Previously, the salt (NaCl) requirement of 'T. prosperus' was not clear and its growth on ferrous iron was described as poor. A subtractive hybridization of cDNAs from ferrous-iron-grown and sulfur-grown 'T prosperus' strain V6 led to identification of a cluster of genes similar to the rus operon reported to encode ferrous iron oxidation in A. ferrooxidans. However, the 'T prosperus' gene cluster did not contain a homologue of cycl, which is thought to encode a key cytochrome c in the pathway of electron transport from ferrous iron in A. ferrooxidans. Rusticyanin, another key protein in ferrous iron oxidation by A. ferrooxidans, was present in 'T prosperus' at similar concentrations in cells grown on either ferrous iron or sulfur.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QR Microbiology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Biological Sciences ( -2010)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Microbiology|
|Publisher:||Society for General Microbiology|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 1302-1309|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||States of Guernsey Education Department, Billiton International Development Ltd, EU FP6 BioMinE, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Great Britain) (BBSRC)|
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