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Appl Environ Microbiol. 1993 May; 59(5): 1688–1690.
PMCID: PMC182140

Siderophore Utilization by Bradyrhizobium japonicum


Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA 110 and 61A152 can utilize the hydroxamate-type siderophores ferrichrome and rhodotorulate, in addition to ferric citrate, to overcome iron starvation. These strains can also utilize the pyoverdin-type siderophore pseudobactin St3. The ability to utilize another organism's siderophores may confer a selective advantage in the rhizosphere.

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