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Researchers Reveal How Bacteria Can Produce Gold by Digesting Toxic Metals

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+Mirumir    5,635
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Researchers Reveal How Bacteria Can Produce Gold by Digesting Toxic Metals

 

High concentrations of heavy metals, like copper and gold, are toxic for most living creatures. This is not the case for the bacterium C. metallidurans, which has found a way to extract valuable trace elements from a compound of heavy metals without poisoning itself. One interesting side-effect: the formation of tiny gold nuggets.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupriavidus_metallidurans

 

Extraordinary.

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Xahid    5,326

Yep extraordinary, but I guess you misunderstand that "tiny gold nuggets" I think that "tiny" means hardly visible by eyes.

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