Studies on biological reduction of chromate by Streptomyces griseus.

  title={Studies on biological reduction of chromate by Streptomyces griseus.},
  author={Ashwini C. Poopal and Ryali Seeta Laxman},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  volume={169 1-3},
Chromium is a toxic heavy metal used in various industries and leads to environmental pollution due to improper handling. The most toxic form of chromium Cr(VI) can be converted to less toxic Cr(III) by reduction. Among the actinomycetes tested for chromate reduction, thirteen strains reduced Cr(VI) to Cr(III), of which one strain of Streptomyces griseus (NCIM 2020) was most efficient showing complete reduction within 24h. The organism was able to use a number of carbon sources as electron… CONTINUE READING


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