Nitrate is a preferred electron acceptor for growth of freshwater selenate-respiring bacteria

Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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Abstract

An anaerobic, freshwater enrichment grew with either nitrate or selenate as an electron acceptor. With both ions present, nitrate reduction preceded selenate reduction. An isolate from the enrichment grew on either ion, but the presence of nitrate precluded the reduction of selenate. Stock cultures of denitrifiers grew anaerobically on nitrate but not on selenate.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Nitrate is a preferred electron acceptor for growth of freshwater selenate-respiring bacteria
Series title Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume 58
Issue 1
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher American Society for Microbiology
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, National Research Program - Western Branch
Description 3 p.
First page 426
Last page 428