Arsenic oxidizing α-proteobacterial strain Microvirga indica S-MI1b sp. nov. was isolated from metal industry soil and has the ability to oxidize 15 mM of arsenite [As(III)] completely in 39 h. The strain S-MI1b resists to different heavy metals and it oxidizes arsenite in presence of Li, Pb, Hg, Sb(III), Cd, Cr(VI), Ni, and exhibited growth inhibitory effect in presence of Hg, Cu, and Cd at higher...
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