Environmental and taxonomic bacterial diversity of anaerobic uranium(IV) bio-oxidation

Karrie A. Weber, J. Cameron Thrash, J. Ian Van Trump, Laurie A. Achenbach, John D. Coates

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Microorganisms in diverse terrestrial surface and subsurface environments can anaerobically catalyze the oxidative dissolution of uraninite. While a limited quantity (~5 to 12 μmol liter-1) of uranium is oxidatively dissolved in pure culture studies, the metabolism is coupled to electron transport, providing the potential of uraninite to support indigenous microbial populations and to solubilize uranium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4693-4696
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Ecology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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