Aerobic Mercury-resistant bacteria alter Mercury speciation and retention in the Tagus Estuary (Portugal).

@article{Figueiredo2016AerobicMB,
  title={Aerobic Mercury-resistant bacteria alter Mercury speciation and retention in the Tagus Estuary (Portugal).},
  author={Neusa L L Figueiredo and Jo{\~a}o Paulo Can{\'a}rio and Nelson J. O'Driscoll and A. -S. Palazzi Duarte and Cristina M. L. Carvalho},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2016},
  volume={124},
  pages={60-67}
}
Aerobic mercury-resistant bacteria were isolated from the sediments of two highly mercury-polluted areas of the Tagus Estuary (Barreiro and Cala do Norte) and one natural reserve area (Alcochete) in order to test their capacity to transform mercury. Bacterial species were identified using 16S rRNA amplification and sequencing techniques and the results… CONTINUE READING