No essential biological role for dysprosium is known. In the absence
of Ca2+, Dy3+ restored 77% of Bacillus
subtilis α-amylase activity (Smolka et al, 1971). Biosorption of Dy3+ by
Pseudomonas aeruginosa appeared to involve two types of binding sites (Philip et al,
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Medline for dysprosium AND bacteria
Philip L, Lyengar L, Venkobachar C. Biosorption of U, La, Pr, Nd, Eu,
and Dy by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J Indust Microbiol.