Geomicrobiology of the Ocean Crust: A Role for Chemoautotrophic Fe-Bacteria

  title={Geomicrobiology of the Ocean Crust: A Role for Chemoautotrophic Fe-Bacteria},
  author={K. Edwards and W. Bach and D. R. Rogers},
  journal={The Biological Bulletin},
  pages={180 - 185}
  • K. Edwards, W. Bach, D. R. Rogers
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Biological Bulletin
  • The delicate balance of the major global biogeochemical cycles greatly depends on the transformation of Earth materials at or near its surface. The formation and degradation of rocks, minerals, and organic matter are pivotal for the balance, maintenance, and future of many of these cycles. Microorganisms also play a crucial role, determining the transformation rates, pathways, and end products of these processes. While most of Earth’s crust is oceanic rather than terrestrial, few studies have… CONTINUE READING
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