Uranium phosphate biomineralization by fungi.

  title={Uranium phosphate biomineralization by fungi.},
  author={Xinjin Liang and Stephen Hillier and Helen Pendlowski and Nia Gray and Andrea Ceci and Geoffrey Michael Gadd},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  volume={17 6},
Geoactive soil fungi were investigated for phosphatase-mediated uranium precipitation during growth on an organic phosphorus source. Aspergillus niger and Paecilomyces javanicus were grown on modified Czapek-Dox medium amended with glycerol 2-phosphate (G2P) as sole P source and uranium nitrate. Both organisms showed reduced growth on uranium-containing media but were able to extensively precipitate uranium and phosphorus-containing minerals on hyphal surfaces, and these were identified by X… 

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