Biology of Metals

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 151–154

Bacterial interactions with silver

  • R. M. Slawson
  • H. Lee
  • J. T. Trevors
Mini review

DOI: 10.1007/BF01140573

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Slawson, R.M., Lee, H. & Trevors, J.T. Biol Metals (1990) 3: 151. doi:10.1007/BF01140573
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Summary

This review examines interactions between bacteria and the biologically non-essential metal, silver. Aspects of silver toxicity, tolerance and accumulation (possible binding and uptake as opposed to energy-dependent transport) in bacteria are discussed. In addition, plasmid biology is examined briefly since little information is available on the exact mechanism(s) of plasmid-endoced silver resistance in bacteria.

Key words

SilverNickelBacteriaToxicityMetal toleranceAccumulation

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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Slawson
    • 1
  • H. Lee
    • 1
  • J. T. Trevors
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental BiologyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada