Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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  • Casey Bryce
  • Andreas KapplerEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_5415-1


Chemical Formula

$$ {{\mathrm{H}\mathrm{CO}}_3}^{-}+4{{\mathrm{Fe}}_2}^{+}+10{\mathrm{H}}_2\mathrm{O}\to \left({\mathrm{CH}}_2\mathrm{O}\right)+4\mathrm{Fe}{\left(\mathrm{OH}\right)}_3+7{\mathrm{H}}^{+} $$


Ferruginous habitats Phototrophic iron oxidation Iron cycling Photosynthesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geomicrobiology, Center for Applied GeoscienceUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany