Delftia acidovorans


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Delf·tia ac·id·o·vor·ans

(delf'shē-ă as'id-ō-vōr'anz)
Aerobic, non-spore-forming, gram-negative bacilli found in the environment (e.g., soil, water) and on plants including fruits and vegetables; reported as agent of bacteremia, intravenous drug use-related endocarditis, and acute suppurative otitis.
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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.
Delftia acidovorans lives in sticky biofilms that form on top of gold deposits, but exposure to dissolved gold ions can kill it.
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.