Author(s): Johnston CW, Wyatt MA, Li X, Ibrahim A, Shuster J,
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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.
This article was published in Nat Chem Biol
and referenced in Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology