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This episode: Bacteria could reduce mercury's toxicity in their environment!
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Methanotrophs (bacteria that use methane for their carbon and energy) secrete siderophore-like compounds that are usually used to chelate copper and make it more bioavailable, but can also bind to and detoxify mercury compounds!
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