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BG | Volume 16, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 16, 573–583, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-573-2019
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Biogeosciences, 16, 573–583, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-573-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 01 Feb 2019

Research article | 01 Feb 2019

Pyrite oxidization accelerates bacterial carbon sequestration in copper mine tailings

Yang Li et al.
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This paper contributes to the study of bacterial carbon sequestration in mine tailings. Previous studies focused on carbonate mineral precipitation, while the role of autotrophs in carbon sequestration has been neglected. Carbon sequestration in two mine tailings treated with FeS2 was analyzed using 13C isotope labeling, pyrosequencing, and DNA SIP to identify carbon fixers. This paper is the first to investigate carbon sequestration by autotrophic groups in mine tailings.
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