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Metallosphaera sedula gen. and sp. nov. Represents a New Genus
of Aerobic, Metal-Mobilizing, Thermoacidophilic Archaebacteria

URN to cite this document:
Huber, Gertrud ; Spinnler, C. ; Gambacorta, A. ; Stetter, Karl Otto
Date of publication of this fulltext: 14 Dec 2009 12:41


From a solfataric field in Italy three isolates of spherical thermoacidophilic metal-mobilizing archaebacteria were obtained. They are facultative autotrophs. From sulfidic ores they extract metal ions with very high efficiency. They are also vigorous S°-oxidizers. Alternatively, they are able to use heterogeneous organic material such as yeast extract. The isolates grow within a temperature ...


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