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FEMS is a unique, active and diverse network of around 30,000 professionals who are committed to advancing microbiology for the benefit of society in the areas of health, energy, food, materials and the environment. Set up in the UK as a small charity in 1974, today we are a growing coalition of 52 Member Societies from 37 countries across Europe. Many of those in our network are early career researchers. Others are experienced scientists, industry professionals, students and campaigners.

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Microbial nanowires and electroactive biofilms

 

Geobacter bacteria are the only microorganisms known to produce conductive appendages or pili to electronically connect cells to extracellular electron acceptors such as iron oxide minerals and uranium. What mechanisms allow their biofilms to generate electrical currents and participate in metal redox transformations?

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