Benefits of siderophore release lie in mediating diffusion limitation at low iron solubility

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Leventhal, Gabriel; Schiessl, Konstanze; Ackermann, Martin;
(2016)
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  • Subject: bepress|Life Sciences|Biology | bepress|Life Sciences|Microbiology

Siderophores are chelators released by many bacteria to take up iron. In contrast to iron receptors located at the cell surface, released siderophores are at risk of being lost to environmental sinks. Here, we asked the question whether the release itself is essential f... View more
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