Global gene expression analysis of iron-inducible genes in Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1

Takeyuki Suzuki, Yoshiko Okamura, Ronie J. Calugay, Haruko Takeyama, Tadashi Matsunaga

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Iron uptake systems were identified by global expression profiling of Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1. feo, tpd, and ftr, which encode ferrous iron transporters, were upregulated under iron-rich conditions. The concomitant rapid iron uptake and magnetite formation suggest that these uptake systems serve as iron supply lines for magnetosome synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2275-2279
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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