Indium detoxification in Pseudomonas fluorescens.

  title={Indium detoxification in Pseudomonas fluorescens.},
  author={Stephen S. Anderson and Vasu D. Appanna},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  volume={82 1},
The interaction between indium, a non-essential toxic element, and a soil bacterium was studied. Although the presence of 0.5 mm indium complexed to citrate, the sole source of carbon, had an inhibitory influence on growth rate and cellular yield, Pseudomonas fluorescens circumvented the toxicity of the trivalent metal via its insolubilization as a phosphorus residue. The inclusion of 20 microm iron (III) arrested the negative impact of indium and no diminution of cellular yield was recorded… CONTINUE READING