On Tue, 17 Jun 1997, MARK GRAHAM wrote:
> Why? Does aerogens inhibit the growth of E.coli? Does E.coli secrete
> something that encourages aerogenes to grow?
Some E.coli strains (harbouring Col V plasmid) synthetise aerobactin.
Aerobactin is a dihydroxamate siderophore originally isolated from
Enterobacter (or Aerobacter) aerogenes. May be in the media you are
using, this siderophore is expressed and this fact may explain your
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