Acta Scientific Microbiology

Opinion Volume 1 Issue 3

Iron Biomineralization Performed by Iron-Cycling Bacteria and Magnetotactic Bacteria

Weijia Xing, Yue Zhan, Lei Yang and Lei Yan*

Heilongjiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology and Recycling of Argo-Waste in Cold Region, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, PR, China

*Corresponding Author: Lei Yan, Heilongjiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology and Recycling of Argo-Waste in Cold Region, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, PR, China.

Received: January 16, 2018; Published: February 09, 2018

DOI: 10.31080/ASMI.2018.01.0024

Citation: Lei Yan., et al. “Iron Biomineralization Performed by Iron-Cycling Bacteria and Magnetotactic Bacteria”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 1.3 (2018).


  Iron is regarded as an essential element for organisms in earth. Iron-cycling bacteria (ICB) including iron-oxidizing bacteria (IOB) and iron-reducing bacteria (IRB), and magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) can mineralize iron to functional biocomposites which have po- tential for biomedical and environmental use. Generally, biologically induced mineralization (BIM) mainly occurs in ICB and biologi- cally controlled mineralization (BCM) primarily exists in MTB. Iron biomineralization is a complex process and is affected by various environmental factors.

Keywords: Iron-Cycling Bacteria; Magnetotactic Bacteria; Biologically Induced Mineralization; Biologically Controlled Mineralization


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