OBO ID: GO:0009237
Term Name: siderophore metabolic process Search Ontology:
  • siderochrome metabolic process
  • siderochrome metabolism
  • siderophore metabolism
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways involving siderophores, low molecular weight Fe(III)-chelating substances made by aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria, especially when growing under iron deficient conditions. The complexes of Fe(3+)-siderophores have very high stability constants and are taken up by specific transport systems by microorganisms; the subsequent release of iron requires enzymatic action. 0198547684
Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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