Relationship between chromium(VI) resistance and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) concentration by some cyanobacterial isolates


Ozturk S., ASLIM B.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, vol.15, no.6, pp.478-480, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11356-008-0027-y
  • Journal Name: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.478-480
  • Keywords: chromium(VI) toxicity, Chroococcus sp, H4, cyanobacteria, extracellular polymeric substances concentration, STRAIN
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background, aim, and scope Chromium(VI) resistance and its association with extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) concentration in cyanobacteria was investigated. Increased EPS concentration was associated with Cr(VI) resistance. The most resistant isolate, Chroococcus sp. H(4), secreted the most EPS (427 mg/L).