Chapter 11

Iron Acquisition and Iron Transport by Bacteria

Herbert Budzikiewicz

Abstract

<p>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.</p>

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