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Microbial processing of tellurium as a tool in biotechnology

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14464 1223 2012 10 PDF Available
Title
Microbial processing of tellurium as a tool in biotechnology
Abstract

Here, we overview the most recent advances in understanding the bacterial mechanisms that stay behind the reduction of tellurium oxyanions in both planktonic cells and biofilms. This is a topic of interest for basic and applied research because microorganisms are deeply involved in the transformation of metals and metalloids in the environment. In particular, the recent observation that toxic tellurite can be precipitated either inside or outside the cells being used as electron sink to support bacterial growth, opens new perspectives for both microbial physiologists and biotechnologists. As promising nanomaterials, tellurium based nanoparticles show unique electronic and optical properties due to quantum confinement effects to be used in the area of chemistry, electronics, medicine and environmental biotechnologies.

Keywords
Biofilms; QDs nanoparticles; Tellurium oxyanions; Tellurite/tellurate microbial reduction; Selenium; Selenite/selenate reduction
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biotechnology Advances - Volume 30, Issue 5, September–October 2012, Pages 954–963
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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