Metabolic Redox Processes in Biogeochemistry and Bioenergy

In the last decade it has become evident that numerous microorganisms, including Shewanella sp. and Geobacter sp., are capable of transferring catabolic electrons to insoluble electron acceptors such as Fe(III) and Mn(IV) minerals as well as electrodes in microbial fuel cells. Understanding the molecular architecture of this ill-understood electron transfer is of great importance for developing microbial fuel cells and novel approaches to bioenergy, as well as to understanding microbial mineral dissolution. 

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