Barton LL1, Lyle DA2, Ritz NL2,3, Granat AS2, Khurshid AN2, Kherbik N2, Hider R4, Lin HC3.
Biometals. 2016 Apr;29(2):311-9. doi: 10.1007/s10534-016-9917-5. Epub 2016 Feb 19.Sulfate-reducing bacteria have been implicated in inflammatory bowel diseases and ulcerative colitis in humans and there is an interest in inhibiting the growth of these sulfide-producing bacteria. This research explores the use of several chelators of bismuth to determine the most effective chelator to inhibit the growth of sulfate-reducing bacteria. For our studies, Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ATCC 27774 was grown with nitrate as the electron acceptor and chelated bismuth compounds were added to test for inhibition of growth. Read More