By Warren P. Iverson (auth.), Mars G. Fontana, Roger W. Staehle (eds.)
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When sulfate was replaced with BV, hydrogen absorption proceeded unimpeded with both resting and growing cells. Using the technique previously described of placing electrodes on an agar surface, Iverson llo did not observe any constant unilateral flow of current ascribed to hydrogen utilization if sulfate was substituted for BV under conditions favorable to growth (yeast extract agar) or unfavorable to growth (tris buffer). Yeast extract was found by Iverson1l3 to provide excellent surface growth for Desulfovibrio (only a few strains tested) if it was incorporated in agar, providing an electron donor (H 2 ) and an acceptor (sulfate) were present.
Conversely, utilization or inactivation of oxidizing agents (oxygen), corrosive ions, or other corrodents by biological systems may, under certain circumstances, inhibit corrosion as well. 118 have proposed that the corrosion of aluminum alloys by microorganisms, particularly bacteria, is a result of the removal of metallic atoms (major and minor) from the basic structure of the alloy by extracellular enzyme activity. This working hypothesis was suggested by the observation that greater amounts of corrosion products were present in the environment containing a lesser quantity of nutrient.
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Advances in Corrosion Science and Technology by Warren P. Iverson (auth.), Mars G. Fontana, Roger W. Staehle (eds.)