Does E.coli affect the growth of Enterobacter aerogenes

Elena Fabiano efabiano at IIBCE.EDU.UY
Tue Jun 17 09:57:43 EST 1997

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
Hope this help!

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