Geobacter metallireducens

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Geobacter metallireducens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Deltaproteobacteria
Order: Desulfuromonadales
Family: Geobacteraceae
Genus: Geobacter
Species: G. metallireducens
Lovley et al., 1993

Geobacter metallireducens is a gram-negative metal-reducing proteobacterium.[1] It is a strict anaerobe that oxidizes several short-chain fatty acids, alcohols, and monoaromatic compounds with Fe(III) as the sole electron acceptor.[2] It can also use uranium for its growth and convert U(VI) to U(IV).[3]


  1. ^ Lovley, D. R.; Giovannoni, S. J.; White, D. C.; Champine, J. E.; Phillips, E. J. P.; Gorby, Y. A.; Goodwin, S. (1993). "Geobacter metallireducens gen. nov. sp. nov., a microorganism capable of coupling the complete oxidation of organic compounds to the reduction of iron and other metals". Archives of Microbiology. 159 (4): 336–344. doi:10.1007/BF00290916. ISSN 0302-8933. 
  2. ^ Tremblay, Pier-Luc; Aklujkar, Muktak; Leang, Ching; Nevin, Kelly P.; Lovley, Derek (2012). "A genetic system for Geobacter metallireducens: role of the flagellin and pilin in the reduction of Fe(III) oxide". Environmental Microbiology Reports. 4 (1): 82–88. doi:10.1111/j.1758-2229.2011.00305.x. ISSN 1758-2229. 
  3. ^ Koribanics, N. M.; Tuorto, S. J.; Lopez-Chiaffarelli, N; McGuinness, L. R.; Häggblom, M. M.; Williams, K. H.; Long, P. E.; Kerkhof, L. J. (2015). "Spatial Distribution of an Uranium-Respiring Betaproteobacterium at the Rifle, CO Field Research Site". PLoS ONE. 10 (4): e0123378. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123378. PMC 4395306Freely accessible. PMID 25874721. 

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