sulfur bacteria

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sul′fur bacte`ria


n.pl.
several species of bacteria, esp. of the genera Beggiatoa and Thiobacillus, that have the ability to utilize sulfur or inorganic sulfur compounds as an energy source.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.sulfur bacteria - any bacterium of the genus Thiobacillus
thiobacillus - small rod-shaped bacteria living in sewage or soil and oxidizing sulfur
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C1Fd strain, with other sulfate-reducing bacteria was constructed by maximum-likelihood method using Mega5 Program (Fig.
The absence of oxygen and the abundance of organic matter create an optimum environment for the development of diverse groups of anaerobic microorganisms, including sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) and methanogenic archaea (MA).
For example, sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB), one of the most common types implicated in offshore MIC, requires sulfate and an electron donor such as molecular hydrogen or organic compounds.
Evaluation of sulfate-reducing bacteria for desulfurizing bitumen or its fractions", Fuel, 76: 223-227 (1997).
Nonetheless, the peloidal microfabrics can be formed in situ during very early diagenesis, closely linked with the degradation and calcification of organic matter (EPS) driven by heterotrophic bacteria, mainly sulfate-reducing bacteria (Riding and Tomas, 2006; Dupraz et al.
Sulfate-reducing bacteria in floating macrophyte rhizospheres from an Amazonian floodplain lake in Bolivia and their association with Hg methylation.
Microbiologically-influenced corrosion (MIC) in this sector is usually linked to souring of oil fields due to production of toxic and corrosive H2S by sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB).
Anaerobic oxidation of o-xylene m-xylene and homologous alkylbenzenes by new types of sulfate-reducing bacteria.
Molecular ecological analysis of the succession and diversity of sulfate-reducing bacteria in the mouse gastrointestinal tract.
Scientists have determined that one group of these microbes, sulfate-reducing bacteria, produces hydrogen sulfide.
Among the organisms targeted by GTI's qPCR testing are total bacteria, total archaea, sulfate-reducing bacteria, sulfate-reducing archaea, acid-producing bacteria (acetic and butyric acid producers), iron-oxidizing bacteria, denitrifying bacteria, and methanogens.