Lead Resistance and Sensitivity in Staphylococcus aureus
FEMS Microbiology Letters
Staphylococcus aureus, Lead resistance, Lead uptake
Five lead-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus were isolated. Plasmid-free lead-sensitive variants were obtained from the three plasmid-bearing strains. Lead-resistant strains tolerated an approximately 600 × higher Pb(NO3)2 concentration than lead-sensitive strains. Both types of strains initially bound lead, but only the resistant strains accumulated the metal as an intracellular lead-phosphate.
Hillel S. Levinson, Inga Mahler, Patricia Blackwelder, and Terri Hood. 1996. Lead Resistance and Sensitivity in Staphylococcus aureus .FEMS Microbiology Letters , (3) : 421 -425. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facarticles/439.