J-GLOBAL ID:200904048623324887  Research Project code:0150000978 Update date:Dec. 15, 2003

Studies on the mercury-resistant bacteria in Minamata Bay

Study period:1992 - 2002
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Investigating Researcher (1):
Research overview:
Minamata Bay has been heaving polluted by industrial wastes (containing high concentrations of mercury. We mechanisms on the occurrences of mercury-resistant bacteria in Minamata Bay is clarified. Development of mercury removal method with mercury-resistant bacteria is also intended.
Keywords (6):
mercury ,  marine ,  minamata bay ,  microorganisms ,  bacteria ,  bioremedation
Research program: Ordinary Research
Ministry with control over the research :
Ministry of the Environment
Organization with control over the research:
National Institute for Minamata Disease
Research budget: 2001: \3,300,000

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