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Microbial breakdown of Cyanide in gold mine tailing dams

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Microbial breakdown of Cyanide in gold mine tailing dams

Postby SwampDonkey » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:04 pm

I recently started working on isolation of organisms and optimization of a process to degrade significant ammounts of cyanide contained in gold mine effluent.

I was wondering if a solid medium exists that could help to speed the process of identifying which bacteria have the ability to degrade cyanide, either by a colour change or some other easily detirmened qualitative change.

Any help with this will be greatly appreciated by myself and the students helping with this project.
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