Tag: Bacteria Make Gold

Bacteria that produce pure gold revealed

Filed in Amazing Stories, Science, World News by on October 5, 2012 0 Comments

Scientists have discovered a bacterium that eats toxic material and, well, poops pure gold. This microbial magician, named Cupriavidus metallidurans, when placed in a minilab full of gold chloride, a nasty toxin, gobbled up the poison and, in about a week, processed it out as 24-karat nuggets of the precious yellow metal. The bacterium was […]

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