Electrically conductive nanowires, and genetically or chemically modified production and use of such nanowires with altered conductive, adhesive, coupling or other properties are described. The disclosed nanowires are used as device or device components or may be adapted for soluble metal remediation.
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 This invention was made with government support under R01 ES017052-03 awarded by the National Institutes of Health, DE-SC0000795 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and MCB1021948 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in this invention.