Gold biomineralization by a metallophore from a gold-associated microbe

Johnston, Chad W., Wyatt, Morgan A., Li, Xiang, Ibrahim, Ashraf, Shuster, Jeremiah, Southam, Gordon and Magarvey, Nathan A. (2013) Gold biomineralization by a metallophore from a gold-associated microbe. Nature Chemical Biology, 9 4: 241-243. doi:10.1038/NCHEMBIO.1179

Author Johnston, Chad W.
Wyatt, Morgan A.
Li, Xiang
Ibrahim, Ashraf
Shuster, Jeremiah
Southam, Gordon
Magarvey, Nathan A.
Title Gold biomineralization by a metallophore from a gold-associated microbe
Journal name Nature Chemical Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1552-4450
Publication date 2013-04-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/NCHEMBIO.1179
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 9
Issue 4
Start page 241
End page 243
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Microorganisms produce and secrete secondary metabolites to assist in their survival. We report that the gold resident bacterium Delftia acidovorans produces a secondary metabolite that protects from soluble gold through the generation of solid gold forms. This finding is the first demonstration that a secreted metabolite can protect against toxic gold and cause gold biomineralization.
Keyword Siderophore
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID RGPIN 371576-2009
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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