Secretion of flavins by three species of methanotrophic bacteria

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Benjamin T. Levinson, Amy C. Rosenzweig

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We detected flavins in the growth medium of the methanotrophic bacterium Methylocystis species strain M. Flavin secretion correlates with growth stage and increases under iron starvation conditions. Two other methanotrophs, Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b and Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath), secrete flavins, suggesting that flavin secretion may be common to many methanotrophic bacteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7356-7358
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Ecology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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