February 4, 2013
Gold-Digging Bacteria Make Precious Particles
Ewen Callaway, Nature News
Gold prospectors may one day use Petri dishes to help with their quests. A species of bacterium forms nanoscale gold nuggets to help it to grow in toxic solutions of the precious metal, reports a paper published online today in Nature Chemical Biology.
TAGGED: proteins, gold nanoparticles, bacteria