Assessment of vivianite formation in Shewanella putrefaciens culture

F. Jorand*, B. M.R. Appenzeller, M. Abdelmoula, P. Refait, J. C. Block, J. M.R. Génin

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The formation of vivianite during the growth of Shewanella putrefaciens was determined in a culture medium containing soluble iron III citrate (90 mM) as electron acceptor, lactate (25 mM) as electron donor and 9 mM phosphate. The phenomenon started slowly in contrast to abiotic assays where precipitation occurred immediately. The presence of biomass delayed the formation of vivianite and probably the availability of iron II.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1001-1005
Number of pages5
JournalEnvironmental Technology (United Kingdom)
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Ferrous phosphate
  • Iron reducing bacteria
  • Mossbauer analysis
  • Vivianite


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