Advantage provided by iron for Escherichia coli growth and cultivability in drinking water

Appenzeller, BMR; Yanez, C; Jorand, F; Block, JC

Abstract

The presence of iron, used both as a nutrient and as an electron acceptor, was demonstrated to give an advantage to Escherichia coli bacteria in drinking water. Slight additions of ferrous sulfate to water with initial low iron concentrations led to a significant increase in the number of E. coli bacteria. The presence of ferric oxide in water under anaerobic conditions increased bacterial cultivability.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000231897400092 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
Volumen: 71
Número: 9
Editorial: American Society for Microbiology
Fecha de publicación: 2005
Página de inicio: 5621
Página final: 5623
DOI:

10.1128/AEM.71.9.5621-5623.2005

Notas: ISI