Lead Resistance and Sensitivity in Staphylococcus aureusFEMS Microbiology Letters
- Staphylococcus aureus,
- Lead resistance,
- Lead uptake
AbstractFive lead-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus were isolated. Plasmid-free lead-sensitive variants were obtained from the three plasmid-bearing strains. Lead-resistant strains tolerated an approximately 600 × higher Pb(NO3)2 concentration than lead-sensitive strains. Both types of strains initially bound lead, but only the resistant strains accumulated the metal as an intracellular lead-phosphate.
Citation InformationHillel S. Levinson, Inga Mahler, Patricia Blackwelder and Terri Hood. "Lead Resistance and Sensitivity in Staphylococcus aureus" FEMS Microbiology Letters Vol. 145 Iss. 3 (1996) p. 421 - 425 ISSN: 0378-1097
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