Molecular analysis of mercury-resistant Bacillus isolates from sediment of Minamata Bay, Japan.

@article{Nakamura1994MolecularAO,
  title={Molecular analysis of mercury-resistant Bacillus isolates from sediment of Minamata Bay, Japan.},
  author={Kiyohiko Nakamura and Simon Silver},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={60 12},
  pages={4596-9}
}
Bacillus isolates from Minamata Bay sediment were selected for the ability to volatilize mercury from a range of organomercurials (including methylmercury). Chromosomal DNA from 74 of 78 such strains hybridized with the mer mercury resistance operon DNA from marine Bacillus sp. strain RC607 (Y. Wang, M. Moore, H. S. Levinson, S. Silver, C. Walsh, and I. Mahler, J. Bacteriol. 171:83-92, 1989). The most frequent classes with regard to restriction nuclease site maps of the mer operon for the new… CONTINUE READING

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