Around the World, metal pollution is a major problem. Conventional practices of toxic metal removal can be ineffective and/or expensive, delaying and exacerbating the crisis. Those communities dealing with contamination must be aware of the fundamentals advances of microbe-mediated metal removal practices because these methods can be easily used and require less remedial intervention. This book describes innovations and efficient applications for metal bioremediation for environments polluted by metal contaminates.

section 1|95 pages

Introduction to Metal Contamination and Microbial Bioremediation

chapter 3|14 pages

Microbes Natural Scavengers of Toxic Metals and Their Role in Bioremediation

Natural Scavengers of Toxic Metals and Their Role in Bioremediation

chapter 6|9 pages


Potential Arsenal to Combat Metal Toxicity

section 2|147 pages

Metal–Microbe Interactions

chapter 9|14 pages

Toxic Metals in the Environment

Threats on Ecosystem and Bioremediation Approaches

chapter 14|11 pages

Microbial Communities in Metal-Contaminated Environments

Adaptation and Function in Soil

section 3|109 pages

Molecular Approaches in Metal Bioremediation

chapter 15|19 pages


Microbial Tools for Iron Uptake and Resistance to Other Metals

section 4|113 pages

Interdisciplinary Approaches for Enhanced Metal Bioremediation

section 5|335 pages

Advances in Metal Bioremediation Research

chapter 46|16 pages

Uranium Sequestration by Marine Cyanobacteria and its Metabolites

An Insight into Metabolism-Dependent and Metabolism-Independent Interactions

chapter 47|22 pages


A Promising Technology for Radionuclides and Explosive Compounds

chapter 49|14 pages

Detoxification of Mercury

Bioremediation to Chemical Degradation