Mineral-water-life interactions within the biosphere on earth

2011 Japanese Magazine of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences  
岩石鉱物科学 40, 36 41, 2011 日本鉱物科学会研究奨励賞第回受賞者 受賞記念研究紹介 地球生命環境における鉱物 水 生命相互作用に関する研究 Mineral water life interactions within the biosphere on earth 鈴木 庸平(Yohey SUZUKI) Life is ubiquitous not only in the near-surface environment where sunlight is converted into biological energy via photosynthesis, but also in the deep-sea and subsurface associated with chemical ‰uxes that sustain chemosynthesis. The present litho-hydro-bio-sphere has been shaped, at least in part, by intricate and diverse
more » ... ays between minerals and life forms in aqueous systems. Recent advances in technology that enables us to grasp nanometer-scale mineralogical features and to identify invisible microorganisms on the basis of their DNA sequences. As a consequence, the occurrence of, and mechanisms for, the biological formation and dissolution of many mineral phases have been unveiled. Several works that exemplify the progress in mineral water life interactions are presented in this short article.
doi:10.2465/gkk.110107 fatcat:m5bxadsgwba73dpishmginbyou