Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Research article
06 Feb 2020
Research article |  | 06 Feb 2020

Inducing the attachment of cable bacteria on oxidizing electrodes

Cheng Li, Clare E. Reimers, and Yvan Alleau


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Oct 2019) by Jack Middelburg
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Nov 2019) by Jack Middelburg
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Dec 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Dec 2019) by Jack Middelburg
AR by Cheng Li on behalf of the Authors (17 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Jan 2020) by Jack Middelburg
AR by Cheng Li on behalf of the Authors (14 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Novel filamentous cable bacteria that grow in the top layer of intertidal mudflat sediment were attracted to electrodes poised at a positive electrical potential. Several diverse morphologies of Desulfobulbaceae filaments, cells, and colonies were observed on the electrode surface. These observations provide information to suggest conditions that will induce cable bacteria to perform electron donation to an electrode, informing future experiments that culture cable bacteria outside of sediment.
Final-revised paper