This chapter discusses occurrence and mechanisms of microbial oxidation of Manganese. It examines the biogeochemistry and microbiology of manganese. The chapter focuses on two aspects of the field in which recent progress has been made: field studies of Mn(II) oxidation, including newly developed methods for measuring rates of Mn(II) oxidation and a (2) synopsis of some of the field data that unequivocally establishes the importance of microbes in Mn(II) oxidation in natural systems. The chapter also presents a brief synopsis of some of the field data that unequivocally establishes the importance of microbes in Mn(II) oxidation in natural systems. Finally, the chapter discusses the recent physiological, structural, and biochemical studies of microbial manganese oxidation. In this context, it presents an overview of the chemistry and biology of manganese, which must be understood in order to properly appreciates the field and laboratory studies.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology