Development of metal tolerance in soil bacterial communities exposed to experimentally increased metal levels.

  title={Development of metal tolerance in soil bacterial communities exposed to experimentally increased metal levels.},
  author={M D{\'i}az-Ravi{\~n}a and Erland B{\aa}{\aa}th},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={62 8},
The development of metal tolerance in soil bacterial communities exposed to different heavy metals was examined under laboratory conditions. An agricultural soil amended with different Zn concentrations was studied most intensively, and measurements were made over a 28-month incubation period by means of the thymidine incorporation technique. Tolerance levels were not affected by metal concentrations lower than 2 mmol of Zn kg (dry weight) of soil(sup-1), but above this value, the level of Zn… CONTINUE READING
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