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SEVERAL MECHANISMS OF MERCURY RESISTANCE FOUND IN SOIL ISOLATES FROM PAVLODAR, KAZAKHSTAN
Abdrashitova, S., M. A. Ilyushchenko, A. Y. Kalmykv, W J. DavisHoover*, AND R D. Devereux. SEVERAL MECHANISMS OF MERCURY RESISTANCE FOUND IN SOIL ISOLATES FROM PAVLODAR, KAZAKHSTAN. Presented at Battelle Conference on Remediation of Recalcitrant & Chlorinated Compounds, Monterrey, CA, 5/23-27/04.
Abdrashitova, Svetlava A., M.A. Ilyushchenko, A. Yu Kalmykv, S.A. Aitkeldieva, Wendy J. Davis-Hoover and Richard Devereux. In press. Several Mechanisms of Mercury Resistance Found in Soil Isolates from Pavlodar, Kazakhstan (Abstract). To be presented at the Battelle Conference on Remediation of Recalcitrant and Chlorinated Compounds, 23-27 May 2004, Monterey, CA. 1 p. (ERL,GB R999).
Mercury-resistant microorganisms are being characterized for their potential to be used in bioremediation at a chloralkali plant in Pavlodar and other contaminated sites in Kazakhstan. Volatilization would be an important mechanism to use on site but would increase the atmospheric concentrations of mercury in the world. Other isolates which handle mercury with other mechanisms might be more promising for clean up. Individual cultures have shown different mechanisms for handling mercury. These isolates and their mechanisms for handling mercury will be discussed.