sulfur bacteria

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sul′fur bacte`ria
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.
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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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As a biocide, THPS offers a broadspectrum activity and is highly effective against the sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) found in various oil & gas operations.
In barium sulfate mines and soils contaminated with oil, and also acidophilus soils which predominate in farms in the humid tropics, there are sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) (Fernandez, Rojas, & Roldan, 2006; Babu, Subramanyam, Sreenivasulu, & Paramageetham, 2014).
Raad, "A green biocide enhancer for the treatment of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) biofilms on carbon steel surfaces using glutaraldehyde," International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, vol.
On the other hand, in MBfR, the autohydrogenotropic bacteria could utilize N[O.sub.3.sup.-] and S[O.sub.4.sup.2-] as electron acceptors to generate energy for their growth [25], and several sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) are able to use alternative terminal electron acceptors to reduce sulfate such as nitrate [26].
C1Fd strain, with other sulfate-reducing bacteria was constructed by maximum-likelihood method using Mega5 Program (Fig.
Johnson, "Solid and liquid media for isolating and cultivating acidophilic and acid-tolerant sulfate-reducing bacteria," FEMS Microbiology Letters, vol.
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.
C.," Dibenzothiophene sulfur can serve as the sole electron acceptor during growth by sulfate-reducing bacteria", Biotechnology letters, 17: 113-116 (1995).
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., 2009).