Bacterias resistentes al arsénico en agua subterránea: aislamiento y caracterización bioquímica

Translated title of the contribution: Arsenic-resistant bacteria in groundwater: Isolation and biochemical characterization

Kenedy Ramirez, Elvis Gilmar Gonzales-Condori, Celia Choquenaira-Quispe, Harry Ricardo Yucra-Condori

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Abstract

Arsenic is a frequent contaminant of water, especially in geographical areas with the presence of volcanoes. This semi-metal is considered toxic to humans. Therefore, its removal from water resources is a constant challenge in the scientific community. The present study aims to search for bacteria capable of resisting high concentrations of arsenic and could eventually be useful in the removal of this contaminant. Three bacteria capable of tolerating 2mM arsenic were isolated and morphological and biochemical characterization was performed. In addition, by sequencing the 16S rRNA gene, it was identified that they belong to Cupriavidus and Pseudomonas and they were registered in GenBank. These bacteria are potential agents for removing arsenic from water. However, further studies are needed to evaluate this property.

Translated title of the contributionArsenic-resistant bacteria in groundwater: Isolation and biochemical characterization
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publication20th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology
Subtitle of host publication"Education, Research and Leadership in Post-Pandemic Engineering: Resilient Inclusive and Sustainable Actions", LACCEI 2022
EditorsMaria M. Larrondo Petrie, Jose Texier, Andrea Pena, Jose Angel Sanchez Viloria
PublisherLatin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions
ISBN (Electronic)9786289520705
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event20th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology, LACCEI 2022 - Boca Raton, United States
Duration: 18 Jul 202222 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the LACCEI international Multi-conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Volume2022-July
ISSN (Electronic)2414-6390

Conference

Conference20th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology, LACCEI 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoca Raton
Period18/07/2222/07/22

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