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AbstractCopper is both an essential micronutrient and a toxic heavy metal for most living cells. The presence of high concentrations of cupric ions in the environment promotes the selection of microorganisms possessing genetic determinants for copper resistance. Several examples of chromosomal...
AbstractThe iron-oxidizing bacterium Thiobacillus ferrooxidans is the most important microorganism in mineral leaching. It plays the dominant role in bioextractive processes because of its ability to oxidize both iron and reduced sulfur compounds. T. ferrooxidans is also an important...
AbstractDuring the last decade, great advances have been made in the study of bacterial genomes which is perhaps better described by the term bacterial genomics. The application of powerful techniques, such as pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of macro-restriction fragments of genomic DNA, has...
AbstractLegionella pneumophila is an intracellular pathogen replicating in human macrophages during the course of infection of the lungs, infection by legionellae often leads to severe pneumonia, termed Legionnaires’ disease. Genetic approaches to identify the factors responsible for L....
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