Geomicrobiology of iron

Andreas Kappler, David Emerson, Jeffrey A. Gralnick, Eric E. Roden, E. Marie Muehe

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Iron is the fourth most abundant element in the Earth’s crust and the most abundant element in the Earth as a whole. Its average concentration in the crust has been estimated to be approximately 5.0% (Rankama and Sahama, 1950). It is found in a number of minerals in rocks, soil, and sediments. Table 17.1 lists minerals in which iron is a major structural component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEhrlich's Geomicrobiology, Sixth Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages58
ISBN (Electronic)9781466592414
ISBN (Print)9781466592407
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


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