Aspects of bioavailability of mercury for methylation in pure cultures of Desulfobulbus propionicus (1pr3).

@article{Benoit2001AspectsOB,
  title={Aspects of bioavailability of mercury for methylation in pure cultures of Desulfobulbus propionicus (1pr3).},
  author={Janina M. Benoit and Cynthia C Gilmour and Robert Peter Mason},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={51-8}
}
We have previously hypothesized that sulfide inhibits Hg methylation by decreasing its bioavailability to sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB), the important methylators of Hg in natural sediments. With a view to designing a bioassay to test this hypothesis, we investigated a number of aspects of Hg methylation by the SRB Desulfobulbus propionicus, including (i… CONTINUE READING