Dissimilatory Metal Transformations by Microorganisms
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Lloyd, J. R. 2006. Dissimilatory Metal Transformations by Microorganisms. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
There has been a dramatic increase in the understanding of the biological mechanisms underpinning metal transformations in the environment. The techniques used to gain a better understanding of these microbial processes will be discussed, along with an overview of assimilatory, dissimilatory and detoxification transformations of a range of metals and radionuclides.
- dissimilatory metal reduction;
- electron transfer