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Title: Final Report: Role of microbial synergies in immobilization of metals

Abstract

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.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Northeastern University
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1054695
Report Number(s):
DOE/04ER63782-3 Final Report
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-04ER63782
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; Microbial bioremediation, groundwater, uranium reduction, microbial consortia

Citation Formats

Slava Epstein, Ph.D. and Kim Lewis, Ph.D. Final Report: Role of microbial synergies in immobilization of metals. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1054695.
Slava Epstein, Ph.D. and Kim Lewis, Ph.D. Final Report: Role of microbial synergies in immobilization of metals. United States. doi:10.2172/1054695.
Slava Epstein, Ph.D. and Kim Lewis, Ph.D. Wed . "Final Report: Role of microbial synergies in immobilization of metals". United States. doi:10.2172/1054695. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1054695.
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author = {Slava Epstein, Ph.D. and Kim Lewis, Ph.D.},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.2172/1054695},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
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