Title

Iron uptake by toxic and nontoxic strains of microcystis aeruginosa

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Fujii, M, Rose, AL & Waite, TD 2011, 'Iron uptake by toxic and nontoxic strains of microcystis aeruginosa', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 77, no. 19, pp. 7068-7071.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.05270-11

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Iron uptake by microcystin-producing and non-microcystin-producing strains of Microcystis aeruginosa was investigated through short-term uptake assays. Although strain-specific differences were observed, the siderophore-independent Fe uptake kinetics were essentially similar (e.g., maximum uptake rates of 2.0 to 3.3 amol·cell−1·h−1) for the wild-type toxic strain PCC7806 and a genetically engineered mutant unable to produce microcystin.