Adaption of Synechococcus sp. IU 625 to growth in the presence of mercuric chloride

Tin Chun Chu, Sean R. Murray, Jennifer Todd, Winder Perez, Jonathan R. Yarborough, Chiedozie Okafor, Lee Lee

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Abstract

Resistance to heavy metals is important for the survival of bacteria in contaminated environments. In this study, we show that the unicellular cyanobacterial species Synechococcus sp. IU 625 adapts to growth in the presence of mercuric chloride, recovering from pigmentation and morphological defects. Cells accumulate mercury within 2. h of growth and by 3 days, the total mercury concentration is significantly reduced, with all remaining mercury associated with the cells. This suggests that Synechococcus sp. IU 625 can convert mercury to a volatile form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalActa Histochemica
Volume114
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012

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Keywords

  • Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. IU 625
  • Mercury

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Chu, T. C., Murray, S. R., Todd, J., Perez, W., Yarborough, J. R., Okafor, C., & Lee, L. (2012). Adaption of Synechococcus sp. IU 625 to growth in the presence of mercuric chloride. Acta Histochemica, 114(1), 6-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acthis.2011.01.004
Chu, Tin Chun ; Murray, Sean R. ; Todd, Jennifer ; Perez, Winder ; Yarborough, Jonathan R. ; Okafor, Chiedozie ; Lee, Lee. / Adaption of Synechococcus sp. IU 625 to growth in the presence of mercuric chloride. In: Acta Histochemica. 2012 ; Vol. 114, No. 1. pp. 6-11.
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Chu, TC, Murray, SR, Todd, J, Perez, W, Yarborough, JR, Okafor, C & Lee, L 2012, 'Adaption of Synechococcus sp. IU 625 to growth in the presence of mercuric chloride', Acta Histochemica, vol. 114, no. 1, pp. 6-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acthis.2011.01.004

Adaption of Synechococcus sp. IU 625 to growth in the presence of mercuric chloride. / Chu, Tin Chun; Murray, Sean R.; Todd, Jennifer; Perez, Winder; Yarborough, Jonathan R.; Okafor, Chiedozie; Lee, Lee.

In: Acta Histochemica, Vol. 114, No. 1, 01.01.2012, p. 6-11.

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