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Journal Article

Oxidation of Elemental Selenium to Selenite by Bacillus megaterium

S. U. Sarathchandra and J. H. Watkinson
Science
New Series, Vol. 211, No. 4482 (Feb. 6, 1981), pp. 600-601
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1685591
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Abstract

A strain of Bacillus megaterium isolated from soil has been found to oxidize elemental selenium in laboratory cultures to selenite and a trace of selenate (< percent of the selenite). This observation represents an important but hitherto unreported oxidative step in the biological selenium cycle.

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