Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes

13 septiembre 2014

A microbe developed to clean up nuclear waste has just been improved. In earlier research, Gemma Reguera, A microbiologist identified that Geobacter bacteria’s tiny conductive hair-like appendages, or pili, did the yeoman’s share of remediation. By increasing the strength of the pili nanowires, she improved their ability to clean up uranium and other toxic wastes.