Vol. 6, Issue 11 (2017)
Myxococcus xanthus and its potential for biosorption of heavy metals
Rajinder Kaur, Santosh Kumar Singh, Arpna Kumari, Rajanbir Kaur and Ramandeep Kaur
In the last decades, the heavy metal contamination got a great deal of concern and has become a major public health risk particularly in the developing countries as the toxicological manifestations induced by their exposure are well known and clear in animals and human beings. For their removal from environment, the conventional remediation strategies are either expensive/led to the generation of high volume of toxic by-products into the surrounding environment. Thus, the need of eco-friendly removal technique has motivated the researchers towards the use of biological techniques for their removal and one of them is biosorption. Therefore, the present work has been designed to document the heavy metal removal efficiency of a unique bacterium i.e. Myxococcus xanthus which is rich in extracellular polysaccharide (EPS). It is a predatory, soil dwelling myxobacterium and experimental model to study the social behavior of bacteria.
How to cite this article:
Rajinder Kaur, Santosh Kumar Singh, Arpna Kumari, Rajanbir Kaur, Ramandeep Kaur. Myxococcus xanthus and its potential for biosorption of heavy metals. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):765-767.