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Table VI Microbial metabolisms prevalent in micro-organisms described in the Richmond Mine and their relative abundances defined by FISH and clone library results.

From: Acid mine drainage biogeochemistry at Iron Mountain, California

Organism Metabolic niche in Fig. 9 Number Autotrophy OrgC/O2 Fe2+/O2 S-/O2 SxOyn/Fe3+ OrgC/Fe3+
Alphabet plasma   many n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Ferroplasma acidarmanus 1, 2 many yes yes YES no yes? n.a.
Acidimicrobium 1, 2 few yes yes yes n.a. n.a. n.a.
Ferromicrobium 1 few n.a. yes yes n.a. n.a. n.a.
Sulfobacillus 1, 2, 4, 7, 8 few yes yes yes YES YES yes
Leptospirillum ferrooxidans 2, 3 few yes no yes no no no
Leptospirillum ferriphilum 2, 3 many yes no yes no no no
Leptospirillum group III   many n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Fungi, protests 5, 6 many no YES no no no no