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Which of the following mechanism is used for bioleaching of uranium?

(a) Direct Leaching Mechanism

(b) Indirect Leaching Mechanism

(c) Acid Leaching Mechanism

(d) Alkali Leaching Mechanism

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Correct choice is (b) Indirect Leaching Mechanism

The explanation is: Bioleaching of uranium is only done by indirect mechanism. Indirect mechanism is used as Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans does not directly interact with uranium minerals.

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