Metallophilic fungi research: an alternative for its use in the bioremediation of hexavalent chromium

García Hernández, M. A. y Villarreal Chiu, J. F. y Garza Gónzalez, M. T. (2017) Metallophilic fungi research: an alternative for its use in the bioremediation of hexavalent chromium. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 14 (9). pp. 2023-2038. ISSN 1735-1472

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Contamination by hexavalent chromium has had a large impact on modern society and human health. This problem is a consequence of its great industrial applicability to several products and processes. Short-term exposure to hexavalent chromium can cause irritation, ulceration in skin and stomach and in addition to cancer, dermatitis, and damage to liver, renal circulation and nervous tissues, with even death being observed in response to long-term exposures. Many techniques have been used for the remediation of this pollutant, including physical and chemical approaches and, in more recent years, biological methods. Filamentous fungi isolated from contaminated sites exhibit a significant tolerance to heavy metal; hence, they are an important source of microbiota capable of eliminating hexavalent chromium from the environment. However, these microorganisms can do so in different ways, including biosorption, bioreduction, and bioaccumulation, among others. In this review, we explore several of the most documented mechanisms that have been described for fungi/hexavalent chromium interactions and their potential use in bioremediation.

Tipo de elemento: Article
Palabras claves no controlados: Bioremediation, Hexavalent Chromium, Interaction Mechanisms, Metallophilic Fungi
Divisiones: Ciencias Químicas
Usuario depositante: Lic. Jesús E. Alvarado
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García Hernández, M. A.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Villarreal Chiu, J. F.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Garza Gónzalez, M. T.tgarza@fcq.uanl.mxNO ESPECIFICADO
Fecha del depósito: 21 Mayo 2019 15:05
Última modificación: 21 Mayo 2019 15:05
URI: http://eprints.uanl.mx/id/eprint/14517

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