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Alchemy In The Modern World
2012-10-03 05:55:29

In an exceptional confluence of art and science, the study of Cupriavidus metallidurans showed how this resilient bacterium could not only survive the toxic nature of gold (III) tetrachloride but could react with it, creating 24-karat gold nuggets.

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2009-10-08 09:05:00

Australian scientists have found that the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans catalyses the biomineralization of gold by transforming toxic gold compounds to their metallic form using active cellular mechanism.


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