Characterization and potential application in mercury bioremediation of highly mercury-resistant marine bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis PW-05.

@article{Dash2014CharacterizationAP,
  title={Characterization and potential application in mercury bioremediation of highly mercury-resistant marine bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis PW-05.},
  author={Hirak Ranjan Dash and Neelam Mangwani and Surajit K. Das},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={2642-53}
}
Bacillus thuringiensis PW-05 was isolated from the Odisha coast and was found to resist 50 ppm of Hg as HgCl2 as well as higher concentrations of CdCl2, ZnSO4, PbNO3 and Na2HAsO4. Resistance towards several antibiotics, viz amoxycillin, ampicillin, methicillin, azithromycin and cephradine (CV) was also observed. The mer operon possessed by most of the mercury-resistant bacteria was also found in this isolate. Atomic absorption spectroscopy revealed that the isolate can volatilize >90 % of… CONTINUE READING
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