Iron uptake by toxic and nontoxic strains of microcystis aeruginosa
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.
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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.