Prediction of FNR regulated genes and metabolic pathways potentially involved in anaerobic growth of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans

H. Osorio, J. P. Cárdenas, J. Valdés, D. S. Holmes

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Efficient bioleaching requires adequate access to oxygen to drive the biochemical reactions that underpin iron and sulfur oxidation and ultimately copper solubilization. However, microaerophilic or anaerobic conditions may occur in certain parts of the heap, especially in areas of intense microbial activity or in biofilms where oxygen gradients occur. Microaerophilic conditions have also been detected in pristine acidic environments and in abandoned bioleaching operations. An important microorganism in bioleaching at ambient temperatures is the chemolithoautotrophic bacterium Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. In addition to its well established role in oxidative processes, it has been shown to be capable of reducing metals such as iron and sulfur, and the products of these reactions may promote passivation of mineral surfaces and impede efficient solubilization of copper. In an effort to advance our understanding of the genetic and physiological basis of anaerobic metabolism, gene clusters controlled by the master anaerobic transcriptional regulator FNR were predicted in the genome of A. ferrooxidans using bioinformatics techniques. These clusters were found to be associated with energy metabolism, nitrogen fixation and carbohydrate metabolism. The results not only support previous evidence for proposed anaerobic metabolic pathways but also identify new genetic components and pathways that may be important for anaerobic or microaerophilic growth of this microorganism.

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Título de la publicación alojadaBiohydrometallurgy 2009
Páginas195-198
Número de páginas4
Volumen71-73
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2009
Evento18th International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium, IBS 2009 - Bariloche, Argentina
Duración: 13 sep 200917 sep 2009

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NombreAdvanced Materials Research
Volumen71-73
ISSN (versión impresa)10226680

Otros

Otros18th International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium, IBS 2009
PaísArgentina
CiudadBariloche
Período13/09/0917/09/09

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    Osorio, H., Cárdenas, J. P., Valdés, J., & Holmes, D. S. (2009). Prediction of FNR regulated genes and metabolic pathways potentially involved in anaerobic growth of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. En Biohydrometallurgy 2009 (Vol. 71-73, pp. 195-198). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 71-73). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.71-73.195