The Role of Micro-Organisms in Acid Rock Drainage

Chris Mills, InfoMine

This reference site explains the role of microbes in acid rock drainage. Topics include the sulfur cycle, the role of microorganisms in the sulfur cycle, natural oxidation in the sulfur cycle, natural reduction in the sulfur cycle, other microorganism reactions in the sulfur cycle, and references. The reference includes a scientific illustration of the sulfur cycle, images of sulfur-oxidizing microbes, and graphs representing the effects of bacteria on the system. The site is part of a large module about acid rock drainage:

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Subject: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Acid/Base Reactions, Aqueous Solutions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Extreme Environments: Acidic
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Habitats:Terrestrial, Biosphere:Ecology, Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Biosphere:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Metabolism, Biosphere:Microbiology, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions, Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, Biosphere, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Acid/Base Reactions
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Biogeoscience