Biotransformation of mercury in pH-stat cultures of eukaryotic freshwater algae


Eukaryotic algae were studied to determine their ability to biotransform HgII under aerated and pH controlled conditions. All algae converted HgII into β-HgS and Hg0 to varying degrees. When HgII was administered as HgCl2 to the algae, biotransformation by species of Chlorophyceae (Selenastrum minutum and Chlorella fusca var. fusca) was initiated with β-HgS… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00203-006-0170-0


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