“How bacteria make gold” – an article in the German Newspaper Handelsblatt
Decade long close collaboration of MHM-Group with Prof DH Nies’ group at the University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany is bearing important fruit.
After years of careful planning and experimentation three ground-breaking papers now reveal the biochemistry of how the aurophilic (i.e., gold-loving) bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans detected to date on natural gold particles from sites on four continents, deals with gold toxicity and produces gold nanoparticles, the building blocks of secondary gold, in the processes.
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Great effort by an Australo-North American research team just published in Minerals: Cupriavidus metallidurans produces platinum nanoparticles. This study provides insights into mechanisms of platinum biomineralisation responsible for the formation of secondary platinum nuggets
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