Strain-specific ureolytic microbial calcium carbonate precipitation.

  title={Strain-specific ureolytic microbial calcium carbonate precipitation.},
  author={Frederik A Hammes and Nico Boon and Johan de Villiers and Willy Verstraete and Steven Douglas Siciliano},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={69 8},
During a study of ureolytic microbial calcium carbonate (CaCO(3)) precipitation by bacterial isolates collected from different environmental samples, morphological differences were observed in the large CaCO(3) crystal aggregates precipitated within bacterial colonies grown on agar. Based on these differences, 12 isolates were selected for further study. We hypothesized that the striking differences in crystal morphology were the result of different microbial species or, alternatively… CONTINUE READING


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