Genetic and bioinformatic insights into iron and sulfur oxidation mechanisms of bioleaching organisms

David S. Holmes, Violaine Bonnefoy

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Resumen

Arguably, the most important role played by microorganisms in the solubilization of metals in bioleaching operations is their ability to oxidize ironand sulfur-containing minerals. Most progress has been made in understanding these fundamental processes in the mesophilic bacterium Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans because its role in bioleaching was recognized earliest and, therefore, it has had the longest history of investigation. In addition, the complete genome sequence of At. errooxidans was recently released by The Institute for Genome Research (TIGR), which has allowed the bioinformatic prediction of several important biochemical pathways and has provided insight into the biochemistry and physiology of iron and sulfur oxidation. This chapter will describe some of the recent progress in understanding iron and sulfur oxidation reactions in this microorganism using molecular genetics and bioinformatics tools.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaBiomining
EditorialSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Páginas281-307
Número de páginas27
ISBN (versión digital)9783540349112
ISBN (versión impresa)354034909X, 9783540349099
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2007

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  • Inmunología y microbiología (todo)

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    Holmes, D. S., & Bonnefoy, V. (2007). Genetic and bioinformatic insights into iron and sulfur oxidation mechanisms of bioleaching organisms. En Biomining (pp. 281-307). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-34911-2_14