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Acidithiobacillus sp. is used to extract what kind of metal ore?

(a) Oxide

(b) Carbonate

(c) Silicate

(d) Sulphate

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Correct answer is (d) Sulphate

Best explanation: Sulphate ores are extracted with the help of Acidithiobacillus species. In case of oxide, carbonate and silicate, Acidithiobacillus sp. cannot be used as it lacks the ability to extract the metal.

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