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Dopson M, Ni G, Sleutels T. Possibilities for extremophilic microorganisms in microbial electrochemical systems. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2016;40:164-81 pubmed publisher
..In this review, we will discuss the recent advances that have been made in using microbial catalysts under extreme conditions and show possible new routes that extremophilic microorganisms open for microbial electrochemical systems. ..
Ni G, Christel S, Roman P, Wong Z, Bijmans M, Dopson M. Electricity generation from an inorganic sulfur compound containing mining wastewater by acidophilic microorganisms. Res Microbiol. 2016;167:568-75 pubmed publisher
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..In conclusion, the anaerobic conditions during winter would likely be sufficient to mitigate acid production and metal release from acid sulfate soils and in the summer, treatment with calcium carbonate was the best mitigation method. ..
Christel S, Fridlund J, Buetti Dinh A, Buck M, Watkin E, Dopson M. RNA transcript sequencing reveals inorganic sulfur compound oxidation pathways in the acidophile Acidithiobacillus ferrivorans. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2016;363: pubmed publisher
..Finally, several electron transport complexes were involved in energy conservation. This study has elucidated the previously unknown At. ferrivorans tetrathionate metabolic pathway that is important in biomining. ..
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..This data can be applied to deepen our understanding and optimization of bioleaching and biooxidation, techniques that present sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives to many traditional methods for metal extraction. ..