Physiological, Genomic, and Proteomic Characterization of New “Ferrovum” Strains Obtained from a Pilot Plant for Mine-Water Treatment
Ferrovum is a recently found new genus of acidophilic iron-oxidizing bacteria. Ferrovum spp. dominate the microbial community of a pilot plant for biological mine-water treatment and together with some Gallionella relatives appear to be key players of the process. Isolation of Ferrovum strains should greatly be facilitated by a new APPW medium. Sequencing of the genome of Ferrovum sp. JA12 so far did not point to any alternative electron donors and also did not reveal genes for nitrogen fixation.
Nicolas Guiliani, Cecilia Demergasso, Raquel Quatrini, Francisco Remonsellez, Carol Davis-Belmar, Gloria Levican, Pilar Parada, Carlos Barahona and Rebekah Zale
M. Schlömann et al., "Physiological, Genomic, and Proteomic Characterization of New “Ferrovum” Strains Obtained from a Pilot Plant for Mine-Water Treatment", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 825, pp. 149-152, 2013