Metallogenium

Metallogenium

[mə‚tal·ə′jē·nē·əm]
(microbiology)
A genus of bacteria of uncertain affiliation; coccoid cells that attach to substrate; they germinate directly or form groups of elementary bodies by budding, and filaments form from these bodies.
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A niveles de pH entre 3,5 y 4,5, la oxidacion del hierro es catalizada por la bacteria Metallogenium filamentous bacterium.
When they are either abandoned or closed and managed, their pits and networks of tunnels are inevitably and naturally infested with ancient underground-dwelling microbes, such as Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, Thiobacillus sulfuroxidans, Metallogenium, and Gallionella.
The Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, Metallogenium, and Gallionella species all react with the metals to remove electrons from them, converting them to positively charged and toxic ionic states.