Microbial arsenic metabolism and the impact on arsenic bioremediation

J. S. Jean, S. Das, C. C. Liu, S. Kar, J. Bundschuh

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Abstract

Arsenic toxicity has become a global concern owing to the ever-increasing contamination of water, soil and crops in many regions of the world. Microorganisms have evolved a wide spectrum of pathways such as oxidation/reduction, compartmentalization, exclusion, and immobilization as the main natural defense mechanisms to arsenic. This short review highlights our current understanding of the ecology, genes and enzymes involved in natural arsenic metabolisms, and some successful examples of engineered microbes that harness these natural mechanisms for effective remediation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress
Subtitle of host publicationArsenic in the Environment
Pages451-453
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 16
Event4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2012 - Cairns, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2012 Jul 222012 Jul 27

Publication series

NameUnderstanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment

Other

Other4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2012
CountryAustralia
CityCairns, QLD
Period12-07-2212-07-27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution

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    Jean, J. S., Das, S., Liu, C. C., Kar, S., & Bundschuh, J. (2012). Microbial arsenic metabolism and the impact on arsenic bioremediation. In Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment (pp. 451-453). (Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment).