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Karen Kornweibel, Sean Fox
Iron is a vital nutrient for the maintenance of enzymatic function, electron transport, DNA synthesis, and other metabolic processes. Thus, bacteria and other microorganisms cope with iron deficiency by secreting high-affinity iron chelators called siderophores. This investigation aimed to characterize siderophore-producing soil bacteria. The soil provides the most complex ecological environment where one can look for promising siderophores to be used for treating either iron overload conditions or to be used as an antibiotic carrier.
East Tennessee State University
Honors Thesis - Open Access
Elgazzar, Rana, "Screening of Siderophore Producers from Soil" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 379. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/379
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