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Microbes vs Metals Thematic Issue

Microbes vs Metals is one of the Thematic issues from FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Sjöberg, S. et al. "Microbiomes in a manganese oxide producing ecosystem in the Ytterby mine, Sweden: impact on metal mobility" is one of the articles listed in Microbes vs Metals.

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Microbes vs Metals

Microbiomes in a manganese oxide producing ecosystem in the Ytterby mine, Sweden: impact on metal mobility

Susanne Sjöberg et al.
FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Volume 96, Issue 11, November 2020, fiaa169, https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiaa169

scientific illustration showing biofilm formation and associated metal accumulation in mine tunnels.

Defining the spatial distribution of microorganisms and elements in this REE-enriched Mn-oxide producing ecosystem contribute to a better understanding of specific niches and parameters driving the emergence of these communities.