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What kind of bacteria benefits the most from direct leaching?

(a) Autotrophs

(b) Heterotrophs

(c) Chemotrophs

(d) Chemolithotrophs

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My question is from Microbes in Bioleaching Process topic in section Bioleaching and Biomining for Recovery of Resources of Environmental Biotechnology

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Correct option is (a) Autotrophs

Explanation: Autotrophs benefits the most from direct leaching. Direct leaching conserve energy duringoxidation of solids hence, they are beneficial for autotrophs.

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