Genetic basis and importance of metal resistant genes in bacteria for bioremediation of contaminated environments with toxic metal pollutants

@article{Das2016GeneticBA,
  title={Genetic basis and importance of metal resistant genes in bacteria for bioremediation of contaminated environments with toxic metal pollutants},
  author={Surajit K. Das and Hirak Ranjan Dash and Jaya Chakraborty},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2016},
  volume={100},
  pages={2967-2984}
}
Metal pollution is one of the most persistent and complex environmental issues, causing threat to the ecosystem and human health. On exposure to several toxic metals such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, and mercury, several bacteria has evolved with many metal-resistant genes as a means of their adaptation. These genes can be further exploited for bioremediation of the metal-contaminated environments. Many operon-clustered metal-resistant genes such as cadB, chrA, copAB, pbrA, merA… CONTINUE READING