Eileen B. Ekstrom

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Sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) in anoxic waters and sediments are the major producers of methylmercury in aquatic systems. Although a considerable amount of work has addressed the environmental factors that control methylmercury formation and the conditions that control bioavailability of inorganic mercury to SRB, little work has been undertaken analyzing(More)
Sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) have been identified as the primary organisms responsible for monomethylmercury (MeHg) production in aquatic environments, but little is known of the physiologyand biochemistry of mercury(Hg) methylation. Corrinoid compounds have been implicated in enzymatic Hg methylation, although recent experiments with a vitamin B12(More)
Aluminum, one of the most abundant elements in soils and sediments, is commonly found co-precipitated with Fe in natural Fe(III) (hydr)oxides; yet, little is known about how Al substitution impacts bacterial Fe(III) reduction. Accordingly, we investigated the reduction of Al substituted (0–13 mol% Al) goethite, lepidocrocite, and ferrihydrite by the model(More)
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