sulfur bacteria


sulfur bacteria
sul′fur bacte`ria
n. pl.
mcr 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
Etymology: 1900–05

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • green sulfur bacteria — a group of green or brown bacteria of the families Chlorobiaceae and Chloroflexaceae that occur in aquatic sediments, sulfur springs, and hot springs and that utilize reduced sulfur compounds instead of oxygen. * * * …   Universalium

  • green sulfur bacteria — a group of green or brown bacteria of the families Chlorobiaceae and Chloroflexaceae that occur in aquatic sediments, sulfur springs, and hot springs and that utilize reduced sulfur compounds instead of oxygen …   Useful english dictionary

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