Delftia acidovorans


Delftia acidovorans
Delftia acidovorans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Beta Proteobacteria
Order: Burkholderiales
Family: Comamonadaceae
Genus: Delftia
Binomial name
Delftia acidovorans
(den Dooren de Jong 1926)
Wen et al. 1999
Synonyms

Comamonas acidovorans (den Dooren de Jong 1926) Tamaoka et al. 1987
Pseudomonas indoloxidans Gray 1928
Pseudomonas desmolytica Gray and Thornton 1928
Pseudomonas acidovorans den Dooren de Jong 1926

Delftia acidivorans is a Gram-negative bacterium known for its ability, together with another bacterium species, Cupriavidus metallidurans, to produce gold nuggets. Layers of these bacteria dissolve gold into nanoparticles. These nanoparticles are able to move through rocks and soil and can be deposited in new locations in gold ore.[1]

References

  1. ^ O'Hanlon, Larry (September 1, 2010). "Bacteria Make Gold Nuggets". Discovery News. http://news.discovery.com/earth/gold-bacte...html?print=true. Retrieved September 4, 2010. [dead link]

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