Lead mineral transformation by fungi

@article{Sayer1999LeadMT,
  title={Lead mineral transformation by fungi},
  author={Jacqueline A. Sayer and Janet D. Cotter-Howells and Conor Watson and Stephen Hillier and Geoffrey Michael Gadd},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={9},
  pages={691-694}
}
Pyromorphite (Pb5(PO4)3Cl), the most stable lead mineral under a wide range of geochemical conditions [1], can form in urban and industrially contaminated soils [2] [3] [4] [5]. It has been suggested that the low solubility of this mineral could reduce the bioavailability of lead, and several studies have advocated pyromorphite formation as a remediation technique for lead-contaminated land [3] [5] [6], if necessary using addition of phosphate [6]. Many microorganisms can, however, make… CONTINUE READING

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