From Río Tinto to Mars: the terrestrial and extraterrestrial ecology of acidophiles.

@article{Amils2011FromRT,
  title={From R{\'i}o Tinto to Mars: the terrestrial and extraterrestrial ecology of acidophiles.},
  author={Ricardo Amils and Elena Gonz{\'a}lez-Toril and {\'A}ngeles Aguilera and Nuria Rodr{\'i}guez and David Carlos Fern{\'a}ndez-Remolar and Felipe Chicaiza Gomez and A Garc{\'i}a-Moyano and Malak Malki and Monike Oggerin and Irene S{\'a}nchez-Andrea and Jos{\'e} Luis Sanz},
  journal={Advances in applied microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={77},
  pages={
          41-70
        }
}
The recent geomicrobiological characterization of Río Tinto, Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB), has proven the importance of the iron cycle, not only in generating the extreme conditions of the habitat (low pH, high concentration of toxic heavy metals) but also in maintaining the high level of microbial diversity, both prokaryotic and eukaryotic, detected in the water column and the sediments. The extreme conditions of the Tinto basin are not the product of industrial contamination but the consequence… CONTINUE READING
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