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Main Title Microbial Metabolism of Heavy Metals.
Author Iverson, W. P. ; Brinckman, F. E. ;
CORP Author National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water Planning and Standards.
Year Published 1978
Stock Number PB80-108541
Additional Subjects Metals ; Microorganisms ; Metabolism ; Metalloids ; Arsenic ; Cadmium ; Food chain ; Lead(Metal) ; Mercury ; Tin ; Heavy metals
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NTIS  PB80-108541 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 32p
Abstract
The current understanding of the transformations of metals and metalloids by, and the effects of metals and metalloids on, microorganisms is reviewed with 200 references. Microbial transformations of several technologically prominent toxic metal systems, including arsenic, mercury, cadmium, lead and tin are discussed, in greater detail with respect to inorganic and organometallic ions. The implications of these transformations to the general problem of metal pollution, particularly in aquatic environments, are described. The effect of metal stress, plasmid transfer, and metal tolerance on bacteria is considered.