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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Anaerobic biotransformation of fluorene and phenanthrene by sulfate-reducing bacteria and identification of biotransformation pathway.
Sanz, "Quantification of Tinto river sediment microbial communities: Importance of sulfate-reducing bacteria and their role in attenuating acid mine drainage," Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.
Sulfate-reducing bacteria populations also significantly declined, by 70 to 90 percent, in the tannin-enriched mix.
Hydrogenases from the sulfate-reducing bacteria have been shown to be capable of reducing [Tc.sup.+7] and [Cr.sup.+6] [152].
Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria. Two types of SRB were used in this study obtained from different sources.
(1986) The pH dependence of proton-deuterium exchange, hydrogen production and uptake catalyzed by hydrogenases from sulfate-reducing bacteria. Biochimie 68, 55-61.
Low G+C Gram positive bacteria contain Desulfotomaculum and Pelotomaculum and these two genera belong to Desulfotomaculum Cluster I that is usually recognized as sulfate-reducing bacteria and have habitually been observed in different anoxic habitats (Hristova et al., 2000; Plugge et al., 2002).
* Mara Dougherty, University of Maryland - College Park, is investigating the radiocarbon signature of sulfate-reducing bacteria associated with methane-rich sediments in the Arctic;
A Study of Microbiologically Induced Corrosion by Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria on Carbon Steel Using Hydrogen Permeation.