Potential Importance of Dissimilatory Fe(III)-Reducing Microorganisms in Hot Sedimentary Environments

  1. William S.D. Wilcock,
  2. Edward F Delong,
  3. Deborah S. Kelley,
  4. John A. Baross and
  5. S. Craig Cary
  1. Kazem Kashefi1,
  2. Dawn E. Holmes1,
  3. Derek R. Lovley1 and
  4. Jason M. Tor2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/144GM13

The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Kashefi, K., Holmes, D. E., Lovley, D. R. and Tor, J. M. (2004) Potential Importance of Dissimilatory Fe(III)-Reducing Microorganisms in Hot Sedimentary Environments, in The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges (eds W. S.D. Wilcock, E. F. Delong, D. S. Kelley, J. A. Baross and S. Craig Cary), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/144GM13

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    School of Natural Science, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904092

Online ISBN: 9781118666135

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Keywords:

  • Deep-sea ecology—Congresses;
  • Mid-ocean ridges—Congresses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hydrogen Oxidation Coupled to Fe(III) Reduction

  • Oxidation of Acetate Coupled to Fe(III) Reduction

  • New Model for Oxidation of Organic Matter in Hot Environments

  • Reduction of Humics and Other Extracellular Quinones

  • Reduction of Toxic, Radioactive and Precious Metals

  • Geological Signatures of Activity of Hyperthermophilic Metal-Reducing Microorganisms

  • Culturing Previously Unculturable Organisms with Fe(III)

  • Mechanisms for Fe(III) Reduction

  • Future Directions