Tellurite Adsorption onto Bacterial Surfaces.

  title={Tellurite Adsorption onto Bacterial Surfaces.},
  author={Jennifer L. Goff and Yuwei Wang and Maxim I. Boyanov and Qiang Yu and Kenneth M. Kemner and Jeremy B. Fein and Nathan W. Yee},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
Tellurium (Te) is an emerging contaminant and its chemical transformation in the environment is strongly influenced by microbial processes. In this study, we investigated the adsorption of tellurite [Te(IV), TeO32-] onto the common soil bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Thiol-blocking experiments were carried out to investigate the role of cell surface sulfhydryl sites in tellurite binding, and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy was performed to determine the chemical… 

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