Bio-deposition of amorphous silica by an extremely thermophilic bacterium, thermus spp

Fumio Inagaki, Takushi Yokoyama, Katsumi Doi, Eiji Izawa, Seiya Ogata

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Abstract

The bio-deposition of amorphous silica, which occurred in vitro by exposure to the extremely thermophilic bacterium Thermus spp. began from the latter part of the exponential phase of growth of the bacteria. The concentration with which the deposition occurred exceeded the solubility of amorphous silica of neutral pH at the temperature 60-85°C. Our observations suggest that Thermus spp. promotes the formation of siliceous minerals in a geothermal environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1271-1272
Number of pages2
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume62
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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