Metal Ions and Bacteria

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Terrance J. Beveridge, Ronald J. Doyle
Wiley, 1989 - Science - 461 pages
A comprehensive treatment of the interactions of metals with bacteria, a subject of interest in medicine, toxicology, extraction of metals, mineral cycling and microbiology, is provided in this book. It outlines the diversity of these interactions, their importance to bacteria and humans, and the global scale of the reaction products. Topics include the use of microbes to immobilize toxic heavy metals, natural biological metal chelators, metalloenzymes, heavy metal resistance mechanisms, biomineralization, the influence of metals on bacterial virulence, and the impact of the biosphere of mineral production and cycling. The text will be of benefit to academic and industrial microbiologists, researchers in mining and metal industries, environmentalists, geologists, toxicologists and biogeochemists.

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Contents

Factors Affecting the Toxicity
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Factors Affecting the Toxicity of Heavy Metals to Microbes
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Bacterial Resistance to Toxic Heavy Metals
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