Metal resistance or tolerance? Acidophiles confront high metal loads via both abiotic and biotic mechanisms

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  title={Metal resistance or tolerance? Acidophiles confront high metal loads via both abiotic and biotic mechanisms},
  author={Mark Dopson and F. Ossandon and Lars L{\"o}vgren and David S. Holmes},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
  year={2014}
}
All metals are toxic at high concentrations and consequently their intracellular concentrations must be regulated. Extremely acidophilic microorganisms have an optimum growth of pH <3 and proliferate in natural and anthropogenic low pH environments. Some acidophiles are involved in the catalysis of sulfide mineral dissolution, resulting in high concentrations of metals in solution. Acidophiles are often described as highly metal resistant via mechanisms such as multiple and/or more efficient… CONTINUE READING
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Metal resistance or tolerance? Acidophiles confront high metal loads via both abiotic and biotic mechanisms

M Citation Dopson, FJ Ossandon, L Lövgren, DS Holmes
Front. Microbiol. 5:157 • 2014

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