Breathing Rocks For Fun And Profit


Some bacteria have the ability to live by breathing certain oxide minerals. I will talk about one of the best understood model organisms for this process, Shewanella oneidensis, and how a detailed understanding of this microbe could lead to breakthroughs in the areas of energy and bioremediation.


Jeffrey A. Gralnick, Ph.D.

Jeffrey A. Gralnick, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Microbiology, University of Minnesota