Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 78–80 | Cite as

Formation of iodinin by a strain ofAcidithiobacillus ferrooxidans grown on elemental sulfur

  • P. Češková
  • Z. Žák
  • D. B. Johnson
  • O. Janiczek
  • M. Mandl
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Abstract

The presence of the pigment iodinin, anAcidithiobacillus ferrooxidans culture metabolite, was demonstrated after growth of bacteria on elemental sulfur. The structure of iodinin was confirmed by X-ray structure analysis; its physiological role is discussed.

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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Češková
    • 1
  • Z. Žák
    • 2
  • D. B. Johnson
    • 3
  • O. Janiczek
    • 1
  • M. Mandl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry Faculty of ScienceMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzechia
  2. 2.Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzechia
  3. 3.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of WalesBangorUK

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