Molecular analysis of arsenate-reducing bacteria within Cambodian sediments following amendment with acetate.

@article{Lear2007MolecularAO,
  title={Molecular analysis of arsenate-reducing bacteria within Cambodian sediments following amendment with acetate.},
  author={Gavin Lear and Bongkeun Song and Andrew G. Gault and D A Polya and Jonathan R. Lloyd},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={1041-8}
}
The health of millions is threatened by the use of groundwater contaminated with sediment-derived arsenic for drinking water and irrigation purposes in Southeast Asia. The microbial reduction of sorbed As(V) to the potentially more mobile As(III) has been implicated in release of arsenic into groundwater, but to date there have been few studies of the microorganisms that can mediate this transformation in aquifers. With the use of stable isotope probing of nucleic acids, we present evidence… CONTINUE READING