Garbage-eating Geobacter
http://www.geotimes.org/feb05/trends.html#geobacter

Joshua Zaffos, Geotimes


This Geotimes article highlights recent work done by Derek Lovley on the microbe Geobacter. The article discusses the ability of Geobacter to eat metal wastes as well as the prospect of using Geobacter as a microbial fuel cell. The web site also contains links to the Geotimes' home page, the American Geological Institute (AGI) home, and other useful AGI links.


Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Surface Chemistry, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Freshwater, Biosphere:Microbiology, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Surface Chemistry, Biosphere:Ecology:Metabolism, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Contaminant hydrology, Energy/Material cyclesKeyword: Bioremediation