Genomic Characterization of the Arsenic-Tolerant Actinobacterium, Rhodococcus erythropolis S43

Gerardo Retamal-Morales, Marika Mehnert, Rïngo Schwabe, Dirk Tischler, Michael Schlömann, Gloria J. Levicán
  • Solid State Phenomena, August 2017, Trans Tech Publications
  • DOI: 10.4028/

Arsenic tolerance genes characterization

What is it about?

Bioinformatic characterization of arsenic tolerance genes in the environmental arsenic-tolerant bacteria Rhodococcus erythropolis S43

Why is it important?

Understanding arsenic tolerance mechanisms is the foundation to find a solution highly contaminated sites. Thus, characterizing the genomic pathways involved in arsenic response in a tolerant bacteria will give the basis knowledge to get closer to a solution oriented to remediate arsenic polluted sites.


Mr Gerardo Retamal-Morales
Universidad de Santiago de Chile

In a world that is constantly losing natural resources due to metal and metalloid contamination, I think is very important to try to find biological and sustentable solutions to this problematic. Nonetheless, this work is just the beginning of a bigger study, but sets the foundation that will allow us to start looking for a biotechnological solution to this environmental problem.

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The following have contributed to this page: Mr Gerardo Retamal-Morales, Dr Dirk Tischler, and Ringo Schwabe