Chromate reduction by a chromate-resistant bacterium, Microbacterium sp.

@article{Liu2012ChromateRB,
  title={Chromate reduction by a chromate-resistant bacterium, Microbacterium sp.},
  author={Zhaoming Liu and Yan Wu and Chengfeng Lei and Pengming Liu and Meiying Gao},
  journal={World journal of microbiology & biotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={1585-92}
}
Heavy-metal chromium [Cr(VI)] is a ubiquitous environmental pollutant. Comparing with chemical reduction, microbiological reduction is considered to be a friendly and cheaper way to decrease the damage caused by chromate. A bacterial strain, CR-07, which is resistant to and capable of reducing chromate was isolated from a mud sample of iron ore and identified as a Microbacterium sp. The bacterium had a high degree of tolerance to chromate, and could grow in LB medium containing 4.08 mM of K(2… CONTINUE READING