Lanthanum fixation by Myxococcus xanthus: cellular location and extracellular polysaccharide observation.

@article{Merroun2003LanthanumFB,
  title={Lanthanum fixation by Myxococcus xanthus: cellular location and extracellular polysaccharide observation.},
  author={Mohamed Larbi Merroun and Kaoutar Ben Chekroun and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Arias and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Gonz{\'a}lez-Mu{\~n}oz},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={113-20}
}
Myxococcus xanthus is a soil bacterium of the myxobacteria group and is abundant in almost all soils. Its role in soil ecology is considered significant. One noteworthy characteristic of the bacterium is that it produces large quantities of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). It is also known that its biomass has the capacity to fix heavy metals. Here it is reported that M. xanthus was able to accumulate 0.6 mmol of La per g of wet biomass and/or 0.99 mmol per g of dry biomass… CONTINUE READING