Editorial: Metal Resistance in Microorganisms

Rob Van Houdt, Jon L. Hobman, Jean-Yves Matroule, Raymons J. Turner

Research outputpeer-review


The duality of metals puts them at the forefront of interest in microbial physiology. Whether metals have an essential biological role or not, at high concentrations they are extremely toxic as well as stable and recalcitrant. Nevertheless, modern technology is increasingly dependent on them. Excessive anthropogenic use generates continuous and increasing exposure to metals and metalloids. As a result, many environments are severely contaminated with metals. Although this creates serious environmental problems worldwide, the increasing demand for metals also drives efforts to meet this demand in a sustainable way as well as to increase the end-of-life recycling rate of them.
Original languageEnglish
Article number899448
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalFrontiers in Microbiology
StatePublished - 11 Apr 2022

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