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J Bacteriol. 1997 Sep;179(17):5598-601.

Oxygen-dependent growth of the obligate anaerobe Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough.

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Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Center for Molecular Biology and Gene Therapy, Loma Linda University, California 92350, USA. mjohnson@ccmail.llu.edu

Abstract

Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough, a sulfate-reducing bacterium classified as an obligate anaerobe, swam to a preferred oxygen concentration of 0.02 to 0.04% (0.24 to 0.48 microM), a level which also supported growth. Oxygen concentrations of 0.08% and higher arrested growth. We propose that in zones of transition from an oxic to an anoxic environment, D. vulgaris protects anoxic microenvironments from intrusion of oxygen.

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