sulfur bacterium


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sulfur bacterium

n.
Any of various bacteria that obtain energy by oxidizing inorganic sulfur compounds.
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The bacterial colonies isolated from solid medium-A were found to be small (< 1mm), translucent and having sulfur deposits in the center, gram negative, rod shaped, facultatively autotrophic, strictly aerobic colorless sulfur bacterium (Figure 1a & b).
The gill symbiont of the hydrothermal vent mussel Bathymodiolus thermophilus is a psychrophilic, chemoautotrophic, sulfur bacterium.
Light levels as low as 1% of the incident near-infrared radiation (800 to 900 nm) are sufficient for Chromatium, a phototrophic purple sulfur bacterium, to dominate the chemocline (Fig.