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Heavy metal resistance elements are found in gram negative bacteria.

(a) True

(b) False

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My query is from Microbial Applications for Metal Removal topic in section Microbial Transformation of Heavy Metals of Environmental Biotechnology

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Right choice is (a) True

To explain: Mercury resistance can be found in gram positive or gram negative bacteria and that is related to plasmid codes. The heavy metal resistance elements in bacteria are generally plasmid coded and is usually associated with gram negative bacteria.

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