Microbial transformations of selenium species of relevance to bioremediation

ESWAYAH, Abdurrahman, SMITH, Thomas and GARDINER, Philip (2016). Microbial transformations of selenium species of relevance to bioremediation. Applied and environmental microbiology, 82 (16), 4848-4859.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00877-16
Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00877-16


Selenium species, particularly the oxyanions selenite (SeO3 (2-)) and selenate (SeO4 (2-)), are significant pollutants in the environment that leach from rocks and are released by anthropogenic activities. Selenium is also an essential micronutrient for organisms across the tree of life, including microorganisms and human beings, particularly because of its presence in the 21st genetically encoded amino acid, selenocysteine. Environmental microorganisms are known to be capable of a range of transformations of selenium species, including reduction, methylation, oxidation, and demethylation.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Biomedical Research Centre
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00877-16
Page Range: 4848-4859
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 16:11
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 17:45
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13588

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