Microbes and metals
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- Ehrlich, H. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (1997) 48: 687. doi:10.1007/s002530051116
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Many base metals and a few precious metals as well as some metalloids can be enzymatically or non-enzymatically concentrated and dispersed by microbes in their environment. Some of these activities are commercially exploited or have a potential for it. This article summarizes these activities and the commercial or potentially commercial use of some of them.