Shedding more light on iron-oxidizing bacteria

01-22-2016

David Emerson had another paper published in Frontiers in Microbiology that shed additional light on the role of iron oxidizing bacteria. Emerson and colleagues confirmed that iron present in basalt in the abyssal plain of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge serves as an energy source for bacteria. The team conducted experiments on site in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that confirmed previous experiments conducted in the laboratory.

The full paper can be read [140]here.