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Curr Opin Microbiol. 2001 Jun;4(3):318-23.

Metal and radionuclide bioremediation: issues, considerations and potentials.

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Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Cook College, Rutgers University, 76 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA.


Recent demonstrations of the removal and immobilization of inorganic contaminants by microbial transformations, sorption and mineralization show the potential of both natural and engineered microbes as bioremedial tools. Demonstrations of microbe-mediated mineral formation in biofilms implicate this mode of microbial life in geological evolution and remediation of inorganic contaminants.

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