The Confluence of Heavy Metal Biooxidation and Heavy Metal Resistance : Implications for Bioleaching by Extreme Thermoacidophiles

@inproceedings{Wheaton2015TheCO,
  title={The Confluence of Heavy Metal Biooxidation and Heavy Metal Resistance : Implications for Bioleaching by Extreme Thermoacidophiles},
  author={Garrett H Wheaton and James W. Counts and Arpan Mukherjee and Jessica Kruh and Robert B. Kelly},
  year={2015}
}
Extreme thermoacidophiles (Topt > 65 °C, pHopt < 3.5) inhabit unique environments fraught with challenges, including extremely high temperatures, low pH, as well as high levels of soluble metal species. In fact, certain members of this group thrive by metabolizing heavy metals, creating a dynamic equilibrium between biooxidation to meet bioenergetic needs and mechanisms for tolerating and resisting the toxic effects of solubilized metals. Extremely thermoacidophilic archaea dominate bioleaching… CONTINUE READING
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