Bacterial biomineralization: new insights from Myxococcus-induced mineral precipitation

  title={Bacterial biomineralization: new insights from Myxococcus-induced mineral precipitation},
  author={Maria Teresa González-Muñoz and Carlos Rodriguez-Navarro and Francisca Mart{\'i}nez-Ruiz and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Arias and Mohamed Larbi Merroun and Manuel Rodr{\'i}guez-Gallego},
Abstract Bacteria have contributed to the formation of minerals since the advent of life on Earth. Bacterial biomineralization plays a critical role on biogeochemical cycles and has important technological and environmental applications. Despite the numerous efforts to better understand how bacteria induce/mediate or control mineralization, our current knowledge is far from complete. Considering that the number of recent publications on bacterial biomineralization has been overwhelming, here we… Expand

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