Ferribacterium

Genus nameFerribacterium
SourcePublished
Alternative names
NCBI taxonomy ID88875

Taxonomy

KingdomBacteria

16S gene copy number-
GenomesNo

 In situOther
Filamentous13
Hydrophobic cell surface


Light micrographs of basic fuschin-stained cells of (A) F. limneticum, strain CdA-1. Bar, 10 microns. - Source:3

Fatty acids

POSNEGVariableNot assessed

Description

Ferric iron (Fe(III)) reducer 3. Cells are straight or slightly curved rod-shaped bacteria, that occur singly or in short chains of 2-4 cells 3. They are strictly anaerobic chemoorganotrophs that oxidize organic acids with Fe(III) as electron acceptor (U38]. Nothing is known of the genus' importance in activated sludge.

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FISH probes

Dechlo2 (also targets Dechloromonas) 2

Metabolism

 In situOther
Autotroph/Mixotroph
AOB
NOB
Anammox
Aerobic Heterotroph3
PAO
GAO
Nitrite Reduction3
Sulphate Reduction3
Fermentation3
Acetogen
Methanogen
Fatty Acids3
Sugars3
Proteins/Amino Acids

Abundance Information

 10 % percentileMedian90 % percentile
Influent000
Activated Sludge001.3
Digester-Mesophilic000
Digester-Thermophilic000

Predominant InActivated sludge

References

[1] McIlroy, Starnawska, Starnawski, Saunders, Nierychlo, Nielsen, et al. - Identification of active denitrifiers in full-scale nutrient removal wastewater treatment systems. - Environ. Microbiol. 18(1): 50-64. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12614

[2] Sanguin, Herrera, Oger-Desfeux, Dechesne, Simonet, Navarro, et al. - Development and validation of a prototype 16S rRNA-based taxonomic microarray for Alphaproteobacteria. - Environ. Microbiol. 8(2): 289-307. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2005.00895.x

[3] Cummings, D.E., Caccavo, Jr, F., Spring, S., Rosenzweig, R.F. (1999) Ferribacterium limneticum, gen. nov., sp. nov., an Fe(III)-reducing micro-organism isolated from mining-impacted freshwater lake sediments. Archives of Microbiology. 171(3): 183-188. - Cummings Et Al 1999 -

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Citing MiDAS: McIlroy S.J., Saunders A.M., Albertsen M., Nierychlo M., McIlroy B., Hansen A.A., Karst S.M., Nielsen J.L., Nielsen P.H. (2015) MiDAS: the field guide to the microbes of activated sludge. Database, Vol. 2015

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