Detoxification of selenite and mercury by reduction and mutual protection in the assimilation of both elements by Pseudomonas fluorescens.

@article{Belzile2006DetoxificationOS,
  title={Detoxification of selenite and mercury by reduction and mutual protection in the assimilation of both elements by Pseudomonas fluorescens.},
  author={Nelson Belzile and Gao Jun Wu and Y Chen and Vasu D. Appanna},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2006},
  volume={367 2-3},
  pages={704-14}
}
A study on the assimilation and detoxification of selenium and mercury and on the interaction between these two elements was conducted on Pseudomonas fluorescens. P. fluorescens was able to convert separately both elements to their elemental forms, which are less toxic and biologically less available. To study the converting mechanism of selenite to elemental Se, cells were grown in the presence of various selenite concentrations and several parameters such as extracellular protein… CONTINUE READING