High-Temperature Microbial Sulfate Reduction Can Be Accompanied by Magnetite Formation

@article{Slobodkin2004HighTemperatureMS,
  title={High-Temperature Microbial Sulfate Reduction Can Be Accompanied by Magnetite Formation},
  author={Alexander I. Slobodkin and N. I. Chistyakova and Vyacheslav S Rusakov},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={73},
  pages={469-473}
}
The hyperthermophilic sulfate-reducing archaeon Archaeoglobus fulgidus was found to be capable of lithoautotrophic growth on medium containing molecular hydrogen, sulfate, and amorphous Fe(III) oxide. During the growth of this microorganism, amorphous Fe(III) oxide was transformed into black strongly magnetic precipitate rich in magnetite, as shown by… CONTINUE READING