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Thiobacillus plumbophilus spec. nov., a novel galena and hydrogen oxidizer

Drobner, E., Huber, Harald, Rachel, Reinhard and Stetter, Karl Otto (1992) Thiobacillus plumbophilus spec. nov., a novel galena and hydrogen oxidizer. Archives of Mikrobiology = Arch. Microbiol. 157 (3), pp. 213-217.

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From an uranium mine three strains of rodshaped, mesophilic, chemolithoautotrophic bacteria were isolated. They grow by oxidation of H2S, galena (PbS) and H2. Anglesite (PbSO4) is formed from galena. No ferrous iron is oxidized by the isolates. They grow between pH 4 and 6.5 at temperatures of about 9 to 41°C (optimum around 27°C). The G+C content of the DNA is around 66 mol %. Based on their ...


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Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Biochemie, Genetik und Mikrobiologie > Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie > Prof. Dr. Michael Thomm
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Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
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