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Type: Journal article
Title: Gold biomineralization by a metallophore from a gold-associated microbe
Author: Johnston, C.
Wyatt, M.
Li, X.
Ibrahim, A.
Shuster, J.
Southam, G.
Magarvey, N.
Citation: Nature Chemical Biology, 2013; 9(4):241-243
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 1552-4450
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Chad W Johnston, Morgan A Wyatt, Xiang Li, Ashraf Ibrahim, Jeremiah Shuster, Gordon Southam, Nathan A Magarvey
Abstract: Microorganisms produce and secrete secondary metabolites to assist in their survival. We report that the gold resident bacterium Delftia acidovorans produces a secondary metabolite that protects from soluble gold through the generation of solid gold forms. This finding is the first demonstration that a secreted metabolite can protect against toxic gold and cause gold biomineralization.
Keywords: Metal nanoparticles
Rights: © 2013 Nature America, Inc. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0030064585
DOI: 10.1038/nchembio.1179
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