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Microbially catalyzed redox reaction leads to metal ________

(a) Mobilization

(b) Immobilization

(c) Reduction

(d) Oxidation

The question was asked in an interview for internship.

My query is from Microbes in Bioleaching Process in chapter Bioleaching and Biomining for Recovery of Resources of Environmental Biotechnology

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Correct answer is (a) Mobilization

The explanation is: Microbially catalyzed redox reaction leads to metal mobilization that is known as bioleaching. The metal oxidizing bacteria takes in electrons from the metals and leaves behind oxidized metal that causes metal mobilization.

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