Iron Acquisition and Iron Transport by Bacteria
Pp. 89-98 (10)
Most bacteria have developed specific systems to procure sufficient amounts of iron which is not generally available in water soluble form. One possibility is the production of Fe3+ chelating substances, so-called siderophores. Structural varieties, the transport mechanism through the cell wall, and the importance of siderophores in health, agriculture and environment will be discussed.
Institut fur Organische Chemie der Universitat, Greinstr. 4, 50939 Koln, Germany.