African Journal of
Bacteriology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Bacteriol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9871
  • DOI: 10.5897/JBR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 120

Table of Content: August 2014; 6(4)

August 2014

Production of biosurfactants by bacteria isolated from a mine tailing zone in Southern Mexico and their resistance to heavy metals

Tailings generated through mining processes often create leachates containing high concentrations of heavy metals such as As, Fe, Mn, Zn and Pb. These high concentrations of heavy metals result in environ-mental damage such as contamination of soil, groundwater and air, which represents a huge problem for individuals living near mining areas. An alternative for soil metal removal is microbiological processes including...

Author(s): Jeiry Toribio-Jiménez, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez-Barrera, Monserrat Valdez Lucena, Ashanti Barrera Flores, Daniel Segura, Víctor Wilson-Corral, Eugenia Flores Alfaro and Yanet Romero