Starovoitova S.O.

Lactic acid bacteria as biosorbents of heavy metals

The paper under consideration examines the microelement structure and lactic acid bacteria ability of genus Lactobacillus and their compositions to adsorb heavy metals. We highlight the same qualitative element structure of lactic acid bacteria cells and distinction of its quantitative structure, depending on the kind and strain of lactic acid bacteria. Besides, the research results of lactic acid bacteria ability to adsorb heavy metals show this process independence from the exposition time and cells condition (both alive and dead).