Bioremediation of toxic metals and radionuclides using naturally evolved bacteria capable of intra-cellular reduction without oxidative stress
FP7 Project with U.S. partner
Short name and number
Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Biotechnology
Most toxic metals and radionuclides can be naturally rendered insoluble-immobile by bacterial reduction, which may be exploited for bioremediation purposes at waste repository sites. Some bacteria (e.g. iron or sulphate respirers) are receiving intense attention as their envelope-located electron transport chain can carry out such reductions. However, this process is subject to inhibition by nitrate and oxygen, usually present at waste sites.
France and United States.
Name of US Partner
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
COMMISSARIAT A L' ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (FR) / BERTHOMIEU Catherine