Bio-precipitates produced by two autochthonous boron tolerant Streptomyces strains

Authors
Moraga, Norma Beatriz; Irazusta, Verónica Patricia; Amoroso, Maria Julia del R.; Rajal, Verónica Beatriz
Publication Year
2017
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Boron is widespread in the environment. Although contaminated soils are hard to recover different strategies have been investigated in the recent years. Bioremediation is one of the most studied because it is eco-friendly and less costly than other techniques. The aim of this research was to evaluate whether two Streptomyces strains isolated from boron contaminated soils in Salta, Argentina, may help remove boron from such soils. For this, they were grown in different liquid media with two boric acid concentrations and their specific growth rate and specific boric acid consumption rate were determined. Both strains showed great capacity to remove boron from the media. Increasing boric acid concentrations affected negatively the specific growth rate, however the specific boric acid consumption rate was superior. Boron bio-precipitates were observed when the strains grew in the presence of boric acid, probably due to an adaptive response developed by the cells to the exposure, for which many proteins were differentially synthetized. This strategy to tolerate high concentrations of boron by immobilizing it in bio-precipitates has not been previously described, to the best of our knowledge, and may have a great potential application in remediating soils contaminated with boron compounds.
Fil: Moraga, Norma Beatriz. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Salta. Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Química. Universidad Nacional de Salta. Facultad de Ingeniería. Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Química; Argentina
Fil: Irazusta, Verónica Patricia. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Salta. Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Química. Universidad Nacional de Salta. Facultad de Ingeniería. Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Química; Argentina
Fil: Amoroso, Maria Julia del R.. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucumán. Planta Piloto de Procesos Industriales Microbiológicos; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia; Argentina
Fil: Rajal, Verónica Beatriz. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Salta. Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Química. Universidad Nacional de Salta. Facultad de Ingeniería. Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Química; Argentina. Nanyang Technological University; Singapur
Subject
BIOMINERALIZATION
BIOREMEDIATION
BORIC ACID
BORON
CONTAMINATED SOILS
STREPTOMYCES
Bioremediación, Diagnóstico Biotecnológico en Gestión Medioambiental
Biotecnología del Medio Ambiente
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/65810