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Enrichment and isolation of Bacillus beveridgei sp. nov., a facultative anaerobic haloalkaliphile from Mono Lake, California, that respires oxyanions of tellurium, selenium, and arsenic

Overview of attention for article published in Extremophiles, June 2009
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Title
Enrichment and isolation of Bacillus beveridgei sp. nov., a facultative anaerobic haloalkaliphile from Mono Lake, California, that respires oxyanions of tellurium, selenium, and arsenic
Published in
Extremophiles, June 2009
DOI 10.1007/s00792-009-0257-z
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Authors

S. M. Baesman, J. F. Stolz, T. R. Kulp, Ronald S. Oremland

Abstract

Mono Lake sediment slurries incubated with lactate and tellurite [Te(IV)] turned progressively black with time because of the precipitation of elemental tellurium [Te(0)]. An enrichment culture was established from these slurries that demonstrated Te(IV)-dependent growth. The enrichment was purified by picking isolated black colonies from lactate/Te(IV) agar plates, followed by repeated streaking and picking. The isolate, strain MLTeJB, grew in aqueous Te(IV)-medium if provided with a small amount of sterile solid phase material (e.g., agar plug; glass beads). Strain MLTeJB grew at high concentrations of Te(IV) (~8 mM) by oxidizing lactate to acetate plus formate, while reducing Te(IV) to Te(0). Other electron acceptors that were found to sustain growth were tellurate, selenate, selenite, arsenate, nitrate, nitrite, fumarate and oxygen. Notably, growth on arsenate, nitrate, nitrite and fumarate did not result in the accumulation of formate, implying that in these cases lactate was oxidized to acetate plus CO(2). Strain MLTeJB is a low G + C Gram positive motile rod with pH, sodium, and temperature growth optima at 8.5-9.0, 0.5-1.5 M, and 40 degrees C, respectively. The epithet Bacillus beveridgei strain MLTeJB(T) is proposed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 5%
Chile 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 76 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 29%
Student > Master 14 17%
Researcher 13 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Student > Bachelor 5 6%
Other 19 23%
Unknown 2 2%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 36%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 13 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 8%
Environmental Science 7 8%
Chemistry 4 5%
Other 16 19%
Unknown 6 7%

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