Cadmium binding by bacteria: Screening and characterization of new isolates and mutants

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Abstract

A fast and simple methodology was developed that enables screening of microbial strains for their ability to bind cadmium. It is based on the use of a radioisotope of cadmium (109Cd) for screening colonies and for evaluation of cadmium binding. The methods described here can be used to screen new environmental isolates or to obtain mutants with altered ability to bind cadmium. Examples for the two uses are described in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Volume135
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Jan 1996

Keywords

  • Cadmium
  • Heavy metals
  • Tn5 mutagenesis

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