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 Scientists Coax Bacteria to Produce Pure Gold Nuggets

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PostSubject: Scientists Coax Bacteria to Produce Pure Gold Nuggets   Scientists Coax Bacteria to Produce Pure Gold Nuggets Icon_minitimeMon Nov 05, 2012 10:25 am

Money may still not grow on trees, but scientists from Michigan State University have discovered the next closest thing: bacteria that can transform toxic chemicals into pure, 24-karat gold, according to MSU News.

he bacterium with the Midas touch, Cupriavidus metallidurans, was coaxed into producing real gold nuggets simply by exposing it to copious amounts of gold chloride, a toxic liquid substance with no actual value but which is found naturally in the environment. The bacterium gobbles up the gold chloride, ingesting all of the liquid's toxins and waste, and leaves behind only solid gold. It just goes to show that one bacterium's waste is another organism's treasure.

This is a great discovery for science, but will gold still hold the value it has now? Any thoughts?

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/scientists-coax-bacteria-to-produce-pure-gold-nuggets#
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