Bacteriology of Manganese Nodules: I. Bacterial Action on Manganese in Nodule Enrichments.

Bacteria, found in manganese nodules from the Atlantic Ocean, enhance the adsorption of Mn from sea water by crushed manganese nodules in the presence of peptone. When bacterial outgrowth from crushed manganese nodules was experimentally delayed, peptone did not enhance Mn adsorption by nodular substance, but hindered it in some cases. A mechanism to… CONTINUE READING