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Coevolution of Life and Planet: role of trace metal availability in the evolution of biogeochemically relevant redox metalloenzymes

Project description

Exploring Life and planet co-evolution

Biogeochemical cycles are essential to keep our planet habitable. Most of the biogeochemical reactions are carried out by a small set of microbially encoded proteins containing redox-sensitive metals at their centre. The relationship between metal availability through our planet history and metabolism evolution remains unexplored. The EU-funded COEVOLVE project will explore the effect of changing metal availability on microbial functional diversity in deep time. The project will combine fieldwork, laboratory experiments and computational methods to investigate the interaction between metal availability and microbial functional diversity, associate metabolic diversity and metal availability to different geological, geochemical and mineralogical settings as well as to the emergence and evolution of different metabolisms.

Host institution

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Net EU contribution
€ 2 080 438,00
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Italy

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Region
Sud Campania Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 2 080 438,00
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli

See on map

Region
Sud Campania Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00