Mercury Volatilization by R Factor Systems in Escherichia coli Isolated from Aquatic Environments of India

@article{Gupta2003MercuryV,
  title={
Mercury Volatilization by R Factor Systems in Escherichia coli Isolated from Aquatic Environments of India},
  author={Neerja Arun Gupta and Arif Ali},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={48},
  pages={88-96}
}
  • N. Gupta, Arif Ali
  • Published 1 February 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Microbiology
Ten Escherichia coli strains isolated from five different aquatic environments representing three distinct geographical regions of India showed significantly high levels of tolerance to the inorganic form of mercury, i.e., mercuric chloride (HgCl2). MRD14 isolated from the Dal Lake (Kashmir) could tolerate the highest concentration of HgCl2, i.e., 55 μg/mL, and MRF1 from the flood water of the Yamuna River (Delhi) tolerated the lowest concentration, i.e., 25 μg/mL. All ten strains revealed the… 
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