Metals, minerals and microbes – geomicrobiology and bioremediation
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- Professor Geoffrey Michael Gadd FRSE
Geomicrobiology is the study of microbial roles in geological process in order to understand their importance in the biosphere and biotechnological potential for pollution treatment (bioremediation). Metal and mineral transformations are central to geomicrobial activities. Fungi are extremely important geoactive agents, and geomycology is the study of their key roles.