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Publisher's Note: Correction to Text

Posted by PLOS_ONE_Group on 14 May 2010 at 18:04 GMT

The bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans strain CH34, originally isolated by us in 1976 from a metal processing factory, is considered a major model organism in this field because it withstands milli-molar range concentrations of over 20 different heavy metal ions.

Actually, this bacterial strain was isolated by Christian Houba (CH isolate 34) in 1976 who was at that time a student at the University of Liege (ULg), Belgium.

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