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Title: Lysogenic bacteriophage isolated from acidophilium

Abstract

A bacteriophage identified as .phi.Ac1 capable of infecting acidophilic heterotropic bacteria (such as Acidiphilium sp.) and processes for genetically engineering acidophilic bacteria for biomining or sulfur removal from coal are disclosed. The bacteriophage is capable of growth in cells existing at pH at or below 3.0. Lytic forms of the phage introduced into areas experiencing acid drainage kill the bacteria causing such drainage. Lysogenic forms of the phase having genes for selective removal of metallic or nonmetallic elements can be introduced into acidophilic bacteria to effect removal of the desired element form ore or coal.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G IDAHO INC
OSTI Identifier:
868398
Patent Number(s):
5132221
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12N - MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
lysogenic; bacteriophage; isolated; acidophilium; identified; phi; ac1; capable; infecting; acidophilic; heterotropic; bacteria; acidiphilium; sp; processes; genetically; engineering; biomining; sulfur; removal; coal; disclosed; growth; cells; existing; ph; below; lytic; forms; phage; introduced; experiencing; acid; drainage; kill; causing; phase; genes; selective; metallic; nonmetallic; elements; effect; desired; element; form; sulfur removal; selective removal; metallic elements; metallic element; effect removal; /435/

Citation Formats

Ward, Thomas W, Bruhn, Debby F, and Bulmer, Deborah K. Lysogenic bacteriophage isolated from acidophilium. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Ward, Thomas W, Bruhn, Debby F, & Bulmer, Deborah K. Lysogenic bacteriophage isolated from acidophilium. United States.
Ward, Thomas W, Bruhn, Debby F, and Bulmer, Deborah K. Wed . "Lysogenic bacteriophage isolated from acidophilium". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868398.
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author = {Ward, Thomas W and Bruhn, Debby F and Bulmer, Deborah K},
abstractNote = {A bacteriophage identified as .phi.Ac1 capable of infecting acidophilic heterotropic bacteria (such as Acidiphilium sp.) and processes for genetically engineering acidophilic bacteria for biomining or sulfur removal from coal are disclosed. The bacteriophage is capable of growth in cells existing at pH at or below 3.0. Lytic forms of the phage introduced into areas experiencing acid drainage kill the bacteria causing such drainage. Lysogenic forms of the phase having genes for selective removal of metallic or nonmetallic elements can be introduced into acidophilic bacteria to effect removal of the desired element form ore or coal.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
}

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