Marine Microbial Mettle for Heavy Metal Bioremediation: A Perception
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Haresh Z. Panseriya, Haren B. Gosai, Bhumi K. Sachaniya, Anjana K. Vala and Bharti P. Dave
Marine environment gets polluted due to a range of contaminants including
heavy metals. Various physicochemical methods available conventionally for heavy
metal remediation suffer from one or the other limitation. Bioremediation is an
encouraging solution to heavy metal pollution. Microbes are endowed with diverse
potentials to combat heavy metal stress. In this chapter, major sources and effects of
heavy metals, factors influencing heavy metal bioremediation, the microbial
mechanism for heavy metal detoxification and transformation and involvement of
marine microorganisms in heavy metal bioremediation have been discussed.
Heavy Metal Pollution, Bioremediation, Marine Environment.
Department of Life Sciences, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar - 364001, India.