sulphur bacteria

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Related to sulphur bacteria: sulfur bacteria, Iron bacteria
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Noun1.sulphur bacteria - any bacterium of the genus Thiobacillus
thiobacillus - small rod-shaped bacteria living in sewage or soil and oxidizing sulfur
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FMO is a protein complex found in light-harvesting green sulphur bacteria, and is responsible for the transfer of energy from the antenna to the reaction centre in photosynthesis.
Powell, "Identification of aryl isoprenoids in source rocks and crude oils: Biological markers for the green sulphur bacteria," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol.
When that happens, the sulphur bacteria that normally live in the silt (because oxygen is poison to them) come out of hiding and begin to multiply.