Biologically induced mineralization by bacteria

Vlah, Tamara (2009) Biologically induced mineralization by bacteria. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Minerals that are formed by biolgically induced mineralization processes, generally nucleate and grow extracellulary as a result of metabolic activity and chemical reactions involving metabolic byoproducts. BIM is especially significant for bacteria in anaerobic habitats including deep subsurface sites, or oxic-anoxic interfaces. This s because under anaerobic conditions many bacteria respire involving sulfate and sulfides of various metals, including iron terminal electon acceptors in electron transport. Bacterially-formed minerals may be useful as a biomarcers (indicators of past life) when other remains of the cell or indicators of the presence of the cell are no longer evident.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Tomašić, Nenad
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 24
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2014 12:32
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2014 12:32

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