Geobacter metallireducens  is a rod shaped gram negative anaerobic bacterium which can use metals and organic compounds found in petroleum as a terminal electron acceptor  in its metabolic processes. Seen in this photo with Iron(III)Oxide it can also utilize a wide variety of other metals, including Uranium. Due to its ability to convert petroleum products into harmless Carbon Dioxide, it is useful in bio-remediation of petrol contaminated lands, as well as to precipitate uranium out of contaminated water in anoxic locations as it is an anaerobe.

  1. sunshine3660 reblogged this from semphotographs
  2. psilentium reblogged this from semphotographs
  3. maggiethescientisthobbit reblogged this from randomscientist
  4. randomscientist reblogged this from semphotographs
  5. whenifallitsamess reblogged this from semphotographs
  6. semphotographs reblogged this from sqrtofpitimesi
  7. killuminati45 reblogged this from sqrtofpitimesi
  8. apocalypticrainbows reblogged this from postauditoryvibrations
  9. postauditoryvibrations reblogged this from samsvak
  10. samsvak reblogged this from boypart
  11. boypart reblogged this from sqrtofpitimesi
  12. sqrtofpitimesi posted this