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Arsenic Resistance Bacteria in Groundwater: A Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Lakhimpur Girls′ College, North Lakhimpur, Assam, India
  • 2Department of Chemistry, Lakhimpur Girls′ College, North Lakhimpur, Assam, India
  • 3Department of Chemistry, Lakhimpur Girls′ College, North Lakhimpur, Assam, India
  • 4Department of Chemistry, Lakhimpur Girls′ College, North Lakhimpur, Assam, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 9, Issue (1), Pages 47-49, February,10 (2020)


Arsenic pollution in our ecosystem is nowadays a severe risk effecting to human population. Millions of people across the globe unknowingly depends on arsenic contaminated groundwater for drinking purpose and facing serious health hazards. The groundwater is known to be contaminated from different xenobiotic and anthropogenic sources leading to fatal diseases as cancer and skin lesions. Arsenic in the form of arsenate (IV) and arsenite (As III) is toxic in water sources. Presence of microbial biome such as E. coli, Pseudomonas, and Actinobacter helps to reduce the arsenic in ground water. This paper aims to seek a review on global arsenic contamination and presence of arsenic resistance bacteria in groundwater.


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