A Tale of Two Oxidation States: Bacterial Colonization of Arsenic-Rich Environments

  title={A Tale of Two Oxidation States: Bacterial Colonization of Arsenic-Rich Environments},
  author={Daniel Muller and Claudine M{\'e}digue and Sandrine Koechler and Val{\'e}rie Barbe and Mohamed Barakat and E. Talla and Violaine Bonnefoy and Evelyne Krin and Florence Ars{\`e}ne-Ploetze and Christine Carapito and Michael Chandler and Beno{\^i}t Cournoyer and St{\'e}phane Cruveiller and Caroline Dossat and Simon Duval and Michael Heymann and Emmanuelle Leize and Aur{\'e}lie Lieutaud and Didier Li{\`e}vremont and Yuko Makita and Sophie Mangenot and Wolfgang Nitschke and Philippe Ortet and Nicolas Perdrial and Barbara Schoepp and Patricia Siguier and Diliana D Simeonova and Zo{\'e} Rouy and B{\'e}atrice S{\'e}gurens and Evelyne Turlin and David Vallenet and Alain Van Dorsselaer and St{\'e}phanie Weiss and Jean Weissenbach and M. C. Lett and Antoine Danchin and Philippe N. Bertin},
  journal={PLoS Genetics},
  pages={71 - 75}
Microbial biotransformations have a major impact on contamination by toxic elements, which threatens public health in developing and industrial countries. Finding a means of preserving natural environments-including ground and surface waters-from arsenic constitutes a major challenge facing modern society. Although this metalloid is ubiquitous on Earth… CONTINUE READING