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Appl Environ Microbiol. Mar 1991; 57(3): 867–870.
PMCID: PMC182808
Electron Transport in the Dissimilatory Iron Reducer, GS-15
Yuri A. Gorby and Derek R. Lovley*
Water Resources Division, U. S. Geological Survey, 430 National Center, Reston, Virginia 22092
* Corresponding author.
Abstract
Mechanisms for electron transport to Fe(III) were investigated in GS-15, a novel anaerobic microorganism which can obtain energy for growth by coupling the complete oxidation of organic acids or aromatic compounds to the reduction of Fe(III) to Fe(II). The results indicate that Fe(III) reduction proceeds through a type b cytochrome and a membrane-bound Fe(III) reductase which is distinct from the nitrate reductase.
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