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thiobacillus

(ˌθaɪəʊbəˈsɪləs)
n, pl -li (-laɪ)
(Biology) a rod-shaped bacterium in the genus Thiobacillus that oxidizes sulphur and is found living in sewage, water, and soil
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Noun1.thiobacillus - small rod-shaped bacteria living in sewage or soil and oxidizing sulfur
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Thiobacillus - a genus of bacteria
sulfur bacteria, sulphur bacteria, thiobacteria - any bacterium of the genus Thiobacillus
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Lawson, Kinetics of the Liquid-Phase Oxidation of Acid Ferrous Sulfate by the Bacterium Thiobacillus Ferrooxidans, Biotechnol.
Keywords: oil shale demineralization, bioleaching, shale oil yield, Bacillus mucilaginosus, Thiobacillus ferrooxidans.
One of the bacterial species that obtains its energy from inorganic sulfur compounds is the Thiobacillus thioparus.
Por debajo de pH = 3,5 la misma reaccion es realizada por la bacteria Thiobacillus ferroxidans.
As soon as the pH of the concrete falls from its initial levels of 11-12 to around 9, biological colonization of aerobic (air breathing) Thiobacillus bacteria will begin.
Leaching of zinc sulfide by Thiobacillus ferrooxidans: Experiments with a controlled redox potential indicate no direct bacterial mechanism.
Numerous bacterial genera have been identified which are able to reduce ferric iron, such as Pseudomonas, Bacillus, Bacteroides, Desulfovibrio, Sulfolobus, Thiobacillus, Shewanella, Desulfomonas, Desulforomusa, Geobacter, and Pelobacter.
Os microrganismos envolvidos no processo de oxidacao sao, principalmente, bacterias do genero Thiobacillus (HEYDARNEZHAD et al.
Pyrites reacting with oxygen and water will form Thiobacillus bacteria which generate their energy through oxidizing the iron with a side effect of producing sulfuric acid and that chemically corrodes the iron pipe.
When the city of Huntington Beach, CA, officials investigated reports of sewage odors, they discovered that a storm drain was infiltrating ground water heavily laden with hydrogen sulfide gas, fostering colonies of Thiobacillus bacteria that consume the gas and excrete sulfuric acid.
Otros mecanismos propuestos como responsables de la solubilizacion de fosfatos insolubles son la produccion de acidos inorganicos como el acido nitrico y el acido sulfurico, generados, respectivamente, por las bacterias nitrificantes y Thiobacillus sp.