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DOI 10.1016/j.ese.2023.100371
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Title (Primary) Electrogenic sulfur oxidation mediated by cable bacteria and its ecological effects
Author Wang, Z.; Digel, L.; Yuan, Y.; Lu, H.; Yang, Y.; Vogt, C.; Richnow, H.-H.; Nielsen, L.P.
Source Titel Environmental Science and Ecotechnology
Year 2024
Department TECH
Volume 20
Page From art. 100371
Language englisch
Topic T7 Bioeconomy
Keywords Cable bacteria; Electrogenic sulfur oxidation; Long-distance electron transfer; Aquatic ecology
Abstract At the sediment-water interfaces, filamentous cable bacteria transport electrons from sulfide oxidation along their filaments towards oxygen or nitrate as electron acceptors. These multicellular bacteria belonging to the family Desulfobulbaceae thus form a biogeobattery that mediates redox processes between multiple elements. Cable bacteria were first reported in 2012. In the past years, cable bacteria have been found to be widely distributed across the globe. Their potential in shaping the surface water environments has been extensively studied but is not fully elucidated. In this review, the biogeochemical characteristics, conduction mechanisms, and geographical distribution of cable bacteria, as well as their ecological effects, are systematically reviewed and discussed. Novel insights for understanding and applying the role of cable bacteria in aquatic ecology are summarized.
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Wang, Z., Digel, L., Yuan, Y., Lu, H., Yang, Y., Vogt, C., Richnow, H.-H., Nielsen, L.P. (2024):
Electrogenic sulfur oxidation mediated by cable bacteria and its ecological effects
Environ. Sci. Ecotechnol. 20 , art. 100371 10.1016/j.ese.2023.100371