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Minerals and microbes: Co-exist and interact

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Science China Press

Mineral-microbe interaction

video: Minerals and microbes mutually interact across all spatial and temporal scales. Throughout Earth’s history, both minerals and microbes increase their species diversity and functional complexity. The evolving mineral-microbe interactions over geological time play critical roles in driving geological events such as occurrence of the Great Oxidation Event and the formation of large ore deposits. Mineral-microbe interactions also have many biotechnological applications. view more 

Credit: ©China University of Geosciences,Beijing

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