Characterization of Desulfovibrio sp. isolated from some lowland paddy field soils of Burkina Faso

Dayéri Dianou, João Lopes, Alfred S. Traoré, Ana Rosa Lino, Isabel Moura, José J. G. Moura

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In a wetland ecosystem such as lowland ricefields, the anaerobic mineralization of organic matter is a key mechanism for nutrient recycling (Jørgensen 1982; Freney et al. 1982). In the process which involves several bacterial groups, sulfate reducers (Watanabe and Furusaka 1980; Widdel 1988; Ouattara and Jacq 1992; Nozoe 1997), methanogens (Asakawa and Hayano 1995; Dianou et al. 1997), sulfur and ferric ion reducers (Jacq et al. 1991) become active when the soil becomes anoxic (Amstrong 1969). Sulfate reducers are common in flooded soils (Watanabe and Furusaka 1980; Widdel 1988; Furusaka et al. 1991). Reported densities in rice soils ranged from 103 to 105 g-1 dry soils in Asia (Watanabe and Furusaka 1980) and from 102 to 109 g-1 dry soil in Sénégal (Ouattara and Jacq 1992). Among the sulfate reducers, the “classical” Desulfovibrio species are known to oxidize typical fermentation products such as hydrogen, lactate, pyruvate, and dicarboxylic acids (Widdel 1988). So far, data on the isolation and characterization of sulfate-reducing bacterial (SRB) strains from African rice paddy field soils study have been very limited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-465
Number of pages7
JournalSoil Science And Plant Nutrition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998


  • Burkina Faso
  • Characterization
  • Desulfovibrio
  • Lowland ricefields
  • Sulfatereducing bacteria


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