Microbial communities, processes and functions in acid mine drainage ecosystems.

  title={Microbial communities, processes and functions in acid mine drainage ecosystems.},
  author={Lin-Xing Chen and Li-nan Huang and Celia M{\'e}ndez-Garc{\'i}a and Jia-liang Kuang and Zheng-shuang Hua and Jun Liu and Wen-sheng Shu},
  journal={Current opinion in biotechnology},
Acid mine drainage (AMD) is generated from the oxidative dissolution of metal sulfides when water and oxygen are available largely due to human mining activities. This process can be accelerated by indigenous microorganisms. In the last several decades, culture-dependent researches have uncovered and validated the roles of AMD microorganisms in metal sulfides oxidation and acid generation processes, and culture-independent studies have largely revealed the diversity and metabolic potentials and… CONTINUE READING
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