Final Report: Role of microbial synergies in immobilization of metals

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This Subsurface Microbial Ecology and Community Dynamics project tested the following hypothesis: synergistic groups of microorganisms immobilize heavy elements more efficiently than do individual species. We focused on groundwater at several DOE FRC and their microbial communities affecting the fate of U, Tc, and Cr. While we did not obtain evidence to support the original hypothesis, we developed a platform to accessing novel species from the target environments. We implemented this technology and discovered and isolated novel species capable of immobilization of uranium and species with exceptionally high resistances to the extant toxic factors. We have sequenced their genomes are ... continued below

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Slava Epstein, Ph.D. and Kim Lewis, Ph.D. November 14, 2012.

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This Subsurface Microbial Ecology and Community Dynamics project tested the following hypothesis: synergistic groups of microorganisms immobilize heavy elements more efficiently than do individual species. We focused on groundwater at several DOE FRC and their microbial communities affecting the fate of U, Tc, and Cr. While we did not obtain evidence to support the original hypothesis, we developed a platform to accessing novel species from the target environments. We implemented this technology and discovered and isolated novel species capable of immobilization of uranium and species with exceptionally high resistances to the extant toxic factors. We have sequenced their genomes are are in the process of investigating the genomic contents behind these surprising resistances.

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  • Report No.: DOE/04ER63782-3 Final Report
  • Grant Number: FG02-04ER63782
  • DOI: 10.2172/1054695 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1054695
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc842439

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Slava Epstein, Ph.D. and Kim Lewis, Ph.D. Final Report: Role of microbial synergies in immobilization of metals, report, November 14, 2012; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc842439/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.