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Cambridge, MA, United States

Santelli C.M.,Hansel Group | Pfister D.H.,Harvard University | Lazarus D.,Hansel Group | Sun L.,Hansel Group | And 2 more authors.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology | Year: 2010

Biologically active, passive treatment systems are commonly employed for removing high concentrations of dissolved Mn(II) from coal mine drainage (CMD). Studies of microbial communities contributing to Mn attenuation through the oxidation of Mn(II) to sparingly soluble Mn(III/IV) oxide minerals, however, have been sparse to date. This study reveals a diverse community of Mn (II)-oxidizing fungi and bacteria existing in several CMD treatment systems. Copyright © 2010, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

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