Microbial Siderophores

Edited by Varma, Ajit; Chincholkar, Sudhir 
Springer  2007  

Hardcover  248 pp  ISBN 9783540711599      £148.00
In response to low iron availability in the environment most microorganisms synthesize iron chelators, called siderophores. Bacteria and fungi produce a broad range of structurally diverse siderophores, all of which show a very high affinity for ferric ions.

This book presents an up-to-date overview of the chemistry, biology and biotechnology of these iron chelators.

Following an introduction to the structure, functions and regulation of fungal siderophores, several chapters focus on siderophores of pseudomonads. Here the technique of siderotyping, which has proved to be a rapid, accurate and inexpensive tool for pseudomonad characterization and identification, is described. Further, the biological significance of siderophores of symbiotic fungi and the possible role of siderophores in pathogenesis are discussed. In addition to methodological approaches, the book includes chapters on the biotechnological production of siderophores and their application in promoting human and plant health.

Of interest to microbiologists, biochemists, biotechnologists, plant scientists, phytopathologists


  • Fungal Siderophores: Structure, Functions and Regulation Aparajita Das, Ram Prasad, Abhishek Srivastava, Pham Huong Giang, Kamya Bhatnagar and Ajit Varma
  • Siderotyping and Bacterial Taxonomy: A Siderophore Bank for a Rapid Identification at the Species Level of Fluorescent and Non-Fluorescent Pseudomonas . Jean-Marie Meyer
  • Siderotyping, a Tool to Characterize, Classify and Identify Fluorescent Pseudomonads Alain Bultreys
  • Siderophores of Symbiotic Fungi Kurt Haselwandter and Günther Winkelmann Protein-mediated Siderophore Uptake in Gram-negative Bacteria: A Structural Perspective . José D. Faraldo-Gómez
  • Competition for Iron and Induced Systemic Resistance by Siderophores of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria . Monica Höfte and Peter A.H.M. Bakker
  • Pyoverdine Synthesis and its Regulation in Fluorescent Pseudomonads Paolo Visca, Franceso Imperi and Iain L. Lamont
  • Implication of Pyoverdines in the Interactions of Fluorescent Pseudomonads with Soil Microflora and Plant in the Rhizosphere Philippe Lemanceau, Agnès Robin, Sylvie Mazurier, Gérard Vansuyt
  • Pseudomonas Siderophores and their Biological Significance . Pierre Cornelis and Sandra Matthijs
  • Microbial Siderophores in Human and Plant Health-Care S.B. Chincholkar, B.L. Chaudhari and M.R. Rane
  • Biotechnological Production of Siderophores María Elena Díaz de Villegas
  • Microbial Siderophore: A State of Art S.B. Chincholkar, B.L. Chaudhari, and M.R. Rane

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