Table 10.

Resistance to tellurite by some representative members of the Proteobacteria

Sp.Phylogenetic subgroupMIC of K2TeO3a (μg/ml)
Aerobic photosynthetic
Erythromicrobium hydrolyticumα-42,500
Erythromicrobium ramosumα-42,300
Erythromicrobium ezovicumα-42,000
Erythromonas ursincolaα-42,700
Erythrobacter litoralisα-41,500
Sandaracinobacter sibiricusα-41,200
Roseococcus thiosulfatophilusα-11,200
Anaerobic photosynthetic purple
Rhodospirillum rubrumα-120
Rhodopseudomonas palustrisα-2200
Rhodopseudomonas viridisα-280
Rhodobacter sphaeroidesα-3900
Rhodobacter capsulatusα-3800
Rhodocyclus gelatinosusβ-15
Nonphotosynthetic
Escherichia coliγ-3<5
Agrobacterium tumefaciensα-250
Pseudomonas putidaγ-340
  • a Aerobic growth.