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Developments in the study and applications of bacterial transformations of selenium species / Jesus Ojeda Ledo; Mohamed L. Merroun; Anna V. Tugarova; Silvia Lampis; Alexander A. Kamnev; Philip H. E. Gardiner

Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, Volume: 40, Issue: 8, Pages: 1 - 15

Swansea University Author: Jesus, Ojeda Ledo

  • Accepted Manuscript under embargo until: 28th August 2021

Abstract

Microbial bio-transformations of the essential trace element selenium are now recognised to occur among a wide variety of microorganisms. These transformations are used to convert the element into its assimilated form of selenocysteine, which is at the active centre of a number of key enzymes, and t...

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Published in: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
ISSN: 0738-8551 1549-7801
Published: Informa UK Limited 2020
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa54842
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Abstract: Microbial bio-transformations of the essential trace element selenium are now recognised to occur among a wide variety of microorganisms. These transformations are used to convert the element into its assimilated form of selenocysteine, which is at the active centre of a number of key enzymes, and to produce selenium nanoparticles, quantum dots, metal selenides and methylated selenium species that are indispensable for biotechnological and bioremediation applications. The focus of this review is to present the state-of-the-art of all aspects of the investigations into the bacterial transformations of selenium species, and to consider the characterization and biotechnological uses of the products of such reactions.
Keywords: selenium species, bacterial selenium bio-transformation, selenium nanoparticles, selenides, selenium-containing quantum dots, methylated selenium species
College: College of Engineering
Issue: 8
Start Page: 1
End Page: 15