Encyclopedia of Geobiology

2011 Edition
| Editors: Joachim Reitner, Volker Thiel

Remineralization (of Organic Matter)

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9212-1_268

Degradation of organic matter that results in net conversion of organic carbon to inorganic (oxidized) carbon species such as CO2 or HCO3-. See entries “ Carbon (Organic, Cycling)” and “ Carbon (Organic, Degradation)” for further reading.

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