Faculty Advisor

Crusberg, Theodore C.

Abstract

This project involved the study of an isolated bacteria from an environmental soil sample. A strain of bacteria was selected which survived very high levels of copper. The bacterium was also shown to tolerate cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, gold, silver, arsenic, and yttrium. This bacterium also has the ability to take up metals. Although DNA sequencing provided a tentative identification of Bacillus thuringiensis, further testing will be required in order to judge the appropriateness of this identification.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Biotechnology

Major

Computer Science

Major

Biology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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