Application of Bacterial Genomics to the exploration for buried mineralization.

CIM Montreal 2015
Peter Winterburn (University of British Columbia)
This presentation will explore whether bacterial populations over buried mineralisation change significantly and sufficiently robustly to be used as a mineral exploration tool. Previous work over outcropping mineralization and buried kimberlites indicate it may be. The demonstration of variability above a known occurrence of mineralisation buried below glacial till through differences between the genomic patterns relative to the background may lead to industrial application of genomic tools to mineral exploration.
Keywords: Bioprospecting, Innovation, Exploration, Genomics
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