Stott, M.B. 2006 Enrichment, isolation and description of arsenic tolerant microbial strains. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2006/12 10 p.
Abstract: Four novel bacterial strains were isolated from separated Wairakei geothermal water containing elevated concentrations of arsenic. The strains were enriched and isolated in media containing 5mM NaAsO2 and then described according to phylogenetic and physiological characteristics. The isolates were identified as members of the Family . Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. Dietziacae and members of the Order . Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. Bacillales. According phylogenetic analysis, two of these isolates were novel species of . Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. Bacillus. All isolates were resistant to elevated concentrations of arsenic, but did not utilise arsenic as an energy source. (auth)