Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Nat Rev Microbiol. 2008 Aug;6(8):592-603. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro1947. Epub 2008 Jul 7.

Towards environmental systems biology of Shewanella.

Author information

  • 1Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 99352, USA. jim.fredrickson@pnl.gov; tiedjej@msu.edu

Abstract

Bacteria of the genus Shewanella are known for their versatile electron-accepting capacities, which allow them to couple the decomposition of organic matter to the reduction of the various terminal electron acceptors that they encounter in their stratified environments. Owing to their diverse metabolic capabilities, shewanellae are important for carbon cycling and have considerable potential for the remediation of contaminated environments and use in microbial fuel cells. Systems-level analysis of the model species Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 and other members of this genus has provided new insights into the signal-transduction proteins, regulators, and metabolic and respiratory subsystems that govern the remarkable versatility of the shewanellae.

PMID:
18604222
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Nature Publishing Group
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk