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Reports from China University of Science and Technology Highlight Recent Findings in Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Rapid Isolation of a Facultative...

July 1, 2014



Reports from China University of Science and Technology Highlight Recent Findings in Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Rapid Isolation of a Facultative Anaerobic Electrochemically Active Bacterium Capable of Oxidizing Acetate for Electrogenesis ...)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. According to news reporting originating from Hefei, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In this study, 27 strains of electrochemically active bacteria (EAB) were rapidly isolated and their capabilities of extracellular electron transfer were identified using a photometric method based on WO3 nanoclusters. These strains caused color change of WO3 from white to blue in a 24-well agar plate within 40 h. Most of the isolated EAB strains belonged to the genera of Aeromonas and Shewanella."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the China University of Science and Technology, "One isolate, Pantoea agglomerans S5-44, was identified as an EAB that can utilize acetate as the carbon source to produce electricity and reduce azo dyes under anaerobic conditions. The results confirmed the capability of P. agglomerans S5-44 for extracellular electron transfer. The isolation of this acetate-utilizing, facultative EBA reveals the metabolic diversity of environmental bacteria."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Such strains have great potential for environmental applications, especially at interfaces of aerobic and anaerobic environments, where acetate is the main available carbon source."

For more information on this research see: Rapid Isolation of a Facultative Anaerobic Electrochemically Active Bacterium Capable of Oxidizing Acetate for Electrogenesis and Azo Dyes Reduction. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2014;173(2):461-471. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology can be contacted at: Humana Press Inc, 999 Riverview Drive Suite 208, Totowa, NJ 07512, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - www.springerlink.com/content/0273-2289/)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting N. Shen, China University of Science & Technology, Dept. of Chem, Hefei 230026, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include S.J. Yuan, C. Wu, Y.Y. Cheng, X.N. Song, W.W. Li, Z.H. Tong and H.Q. Yu (see also Biochemistry and Biotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Hefei, Electrochemical, People's Republic of China, Biochemistry and Biotechnology

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