Posts Tagged ‘science of microbiology and molecular genetics’
Posted by Renee Schmidt

Scientists have discovered gold producing bacteria. Cupriavidus Metallidurans, a bacterial microbe, takes in toxins and produces 24 karat gold crystals in return.

When I hear the word bacteria, I automatically think of hygiene and health. Stereotypical? Perhaps. But not all bad; Bacteria has given great service to humanity over the centuries. It has intrigued the scientific community many a times with its varied forms of existence. One such enthralling bacterial activity is achieved by the Cupriavidus Metallidurans, a recently discovered gold producing bacteria, reported to produce 99% pure 24-karat gold!

 
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