MadSci Network: Microbiology

Subject: How does Thiobacillus ferrooxidans 'digest' rock?

Date: Sun Aug 8 11:17:19 1999
Posted by C.Geary
Grade level: undergrad School: University of Cape Town
City: Cape Town State/Province: Western Cape Country: South Africa
Area of science: Microbiology
ID: 934125439.Mi

Thiobacillus ferrooxidans is a bacterium used in mining gold (?) from ore in mines in South Africa. The bacterium oxidises iron compounds in the ore. How this provides energy for the bacterium is my main interest.

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