Influence of temperature, salinity and Mg2+:Ca2+ ratio on microbially-mediated formation of Mg-rich carbonates by Virgibacillus strains isolated from a sabkha environment

Abstract Studies have demonstrated that microbes facilitate the incorporation of Mg2+ into carbonate minerals, leading to the formation of potential dolomite precursors. Most microbes that are capable of mediating Mg-rich carbonates have been isolated from evaporitic environments in which temperatur...

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Main Authors: Zulfa Ali Al Disi, Tomaso R. R. Bontognali, Samir Jaoua, Essam Attia, Hamad Al Saad Al-Kuwari, Nabil Zouari
Format: Article
Published: Nature Publishing Group 2019-12-01
Series:Scientific Reports
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