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Bacteria And Algae Act As Biocatalysts For Deep-sea Raw Material Deposition

The sea floor is strewn with raw materials that could be very important in the future: Manganese and iron, but also rarer and more precious elements such as cobalt, copper, zinc and nickel, are present in great quantities in the form of deep-sea nodules and crusts. The depositions of such materials from seawater and sediment is the result of a process known as biomineralization.
 
 

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