8. Bacterial Biomineralization

  1. Andrew H. Knoll2,
  2. Donald E. Canfield3 and
  3. Kurt O. Konhauser4
  1. Kurt Konhauser4 and
  2. Robert Riding1

Published Online: 29 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118280874.ch8

Fundamentals of Geobiology

Fundamentals of Geobiology

How to Cite

Konhauser, K. and Riding, R. (2012) Bacterial Biomineralization, in Fundamentals of Geobiology (eds A. H. Knoll, D. E. Canfield and K. O. Konhauser), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118280874.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, USA

  2. 3

    Institute of Biology Nordic Center for Earth Evolution, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark

  3. 4

    Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118280812

Online ISBN: 9781118280874

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Keywords:

  • bacterial biomineralization;
  • living organisms, and biomineralization;
  • mineral nucleation, critical nuclei formation;
  • nucleation rate, affecting size of critical nuclei;
  • bacteria, facilitating biomineralization;
  • metabolism, affecting redox, saturation states;
  • bacterial biomineralization, of iron oxyhydroxides;
  • chemolithoautotrophic iron mineralization;
  • biological model for BIF, CCMs, molar Ni/Fe, dynamic links;
  • CCMs, biogenic whitings, over geological time-scales

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mineral nucleation and growth

  • How bacteria facilitate biomineralization

  • Iron oxyhydroxides

  • Calcium carbonates

  • Acknowledgements

  • References