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dc.contributor.authorLuís, Ana Teresa 
dc.contributor.authorCórdoba García, Francisco 
dc.contributor.authorAntunes, Catarina
dc.contributor.authorLoayza Muro, Raul
dc.contributor.authorGrande Gil, José Antonio 
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Bruna
dc.contributor.authorDíaz Curiel, Jesús María
dc.contributor.authorFerreira da Silva, Eduardo
dc.identifier.citationLuís, A. T., Córdoba, F., Antunes, C., Loayza-Muro, R., Grande, J. A., Silva, B., Diaz-Curiel, J., & Ferreira da Silva, E. (2021). Extremely Acidic Eukaryotic (Micro) Organisms: Life in Acid Mine Drainage Polluted Environments—Mini-Review. In International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Vol. 19, Issue 1, p. 376). MDPI AG.
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601 (electrónico)
dc.description.abstractAcid Mine Drainage (AMD) results from sulfide oxidation, which incorporates hydrogen ions, sulfate, and metals/metalloids into the aquatic environment, allowing fixation, bioaccumulation and biomagnification of pollutants in the aquatic food chain. Acidic leachates from waste rock dams from pyritic and (to a lesser extent) coal mining are the main foci of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) production. WhenAMDis incorporated into rivers, notable changes in water hydro-geochemistry and biota are observed. There is a high interest in the biodiversity of this type of extreme environments for several reasons. Studies indicate that extreme acid environments may reflect early Earth conditions, and are thus, suitable for astrobiological experiments as acidophilic microorganisms survive on the sulfates and iron oxides in AMD-contaminated waters/sediments, an analogous environment to Mars; other reasons are related to the biotechnological potential of extremophiles. In addition, AMD is responsible for decreasing the diversity and abundance of different taxa, as well as for selecting the most well-adapted species to these toxic conditions. Acidophilic and acidotolerant eukaryotic microorganisms are mostly composed by algae (diatoms and unicellular and filamentous algae), protozoa, fungi and fungi-like protists, and unsegmented pseudocoelomata animals such as Rotifera and micro-macroinvertebrates. In this work, a literature review summarizing the most recent studies on eukaryotic organisms and micro-organisms in Acid Mine Drainage-affected environments is elaborated.es_ES
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dc.subject.otherAMD (Acid Mine Drainage)es_ES
dc.subject.otherMetal mininges_ES
dc.subject.otherExtremophilic organismes_ES
dc.subject.otherGreen algaees_ES
dc.titleExtremely Acidic Eukaryotic (Micro) Organisms: Life in Acid Mine Drainage Polluted Environments—Mini-Reviewes_ES
dc.subject.unesco2506.11 Mineralogíaes_ES

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