Geomicrobiology: How Molecular-Scale Interactions Underpin Biogeochemical Systems

@article{Newman2002GeomicrobiologyHM,
  title={Geomicrobiology: How Molecular-Scale Interactions Underpin Biogeochemical Systems},
  author={D. Newman and J. Banfield},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={296},
  pages={1071 - 1077}
}
Microorganisms populate every habitable environment on Earth and, through their metabolic activity, affect the chemistry and physical properties of their surroundings. They have done this for billions of years. Over the past decade, genetic, biochemical, and genomic approaches have allowed us to document the diversity of microbial life in geologic systems without cultivation, as well as to begin to elucidate their function. With expansion of culture-independent analyses of microbial communities… Expand
233 Citations

Topics from this paper

Functional metagenomic profiling of nine biomes
  • 825
  • PDF
LINKING GEOMICROBIOLOGY WITH ICHNOLOGY IN MARINE SEDIMENTS
  • 9
  • PDF
BETTER LIVING THROUGH BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
  • 27
Microorganisms, mineral surfaces, and aquatic environments: learning from the past for future progress.
  • 12
The genetics of geochemistry.
  • 103
  • PDF
Scaling up: the next challenge in environmental microbiology.
  • 41
Endolithic microbial ecosystems.
  • 120
Metagenomes from High-Temperature Chemotrophic Systems Reveal Geochemical Controls on Microbial Community Structure and Function
  • 167
  • Highly Influenced
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 78 REFERENCES
A molecular view of microbial diversity and the biosphere.
  • N. Pace
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 1997
  • 2,576
  • PDF
Microbial Activity at Gigapascal Pressures
  • 184
  • PDF
A Chemoautotrophically Based Cave Ecosystem
  • 329
A hydrogen-based subsurface microbial community dominated by methanogens
  • 413
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
4
5
...