Acute infective endocarditis caused by Delftia acidovorans, a rare pathogen complicating intravenous drug use.
Recurrent intravascular-catheter-related bacteremia caused by Delftia acidovorans in a hemodialysis patient.
More recently, a team led by Nathan Magarvey, who is cross-appointed to the departments of biochemistry and chemistry at McMaster University, decided to investigate the other organism, Delftia acidovorans
lives in sticky biofilms that form on top of gold deposits, but exposure to dissolved gold ions can kill it.
Chemists have often pondered why the germ Delftia acidovorans
is frequently found on the surface of tiny gold nuggets.
Even with such stringent preventive measures, process-introduced contamination is a rather common phenomenon, largely due to the presence of contaminants such as Delftia acidovorans
in MDA reagents.
By looking at the DNA in biofilms that grow on gold grains collected from the Prophet gold mine in southeast Queensland, Australia , the University of Adelaide's Frank Reith and his colleagues discovered that 90 percent of the bacteria were of just two species Delftia acidovorans
and Cupriavidus metallidurans.