Maltman, Skeba and Snyder publish paper about metallophore


Nov. 29, 2023

Christopher Maltman, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of biology, Stephanie Skeba, an SRU graduate student majoring in physical therapy from Verona, and Morgan Snyder, a 2023 SRU graduate with a degree in biology, recently wrote an article that was published in a special issue of the academic journal Microorganisms. The research paper titled, “Metallophore Activity toward the Rare Earth Elements by Bacteria Isolated from Acid Mine Drainage Due to Coal Mining,” explained how the researchers identified and found the first-ever example of bacterial isolates reacting to rare earth elements to produce a compound called metallophore.