Accession Number : AD0697528

Title :   MICROORGANISMS IN ROCK WEATHERING,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ilyaletdinov,A. N.

Report Date : 05 NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The paper reviews literary materials on the participation of microorganism in the destruction of rocks and minerals. A study of rocks involves heterotropic microflora feeding at the expense of organic matter contained in algae and lichens. Organic acids formed as a result of oxidation of organic compounds by microorganisms are noted.

Descriptors :   (*MICROORGANISMS, ROCK), (*ROCK, DECOMPOSITION), ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEWS, OXIDATION, METABOLISM, ACIDS, SOIL MECHANICS, BACTERIA, USSR

Subject Categories : Microbiology
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE