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Which of the following is the most common bacteria used for bioleaching?

(a) Spirillum

(b) Coccus

(c) Bacillus

(d) Streptococcus

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Question is taken from Microbes in Bioleaching Process in division Bioleaching and Biomining for Recovery of Resources of Environmental Biotechnology

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Right choice is (c) Bacillus

The explanation is: Bacillus is the commonly used bacteria is bioleaching. This is most commonly used bioleaching as it is one of the most widely available bacteria and most effective for metal solubilization.

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