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Microbiology of petroleum reservoirs
Although the importance of bacterial activities in oil reservoirs was recognized a long time ago, our knowledge of the nature and diversity of bacteria growing in these ecosystems is still poor, andExpand
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Thermotoga hypogea sp. nov., a xylanolytic, thermophilic bacterium from an oil-producing well.
A new thermophilic, xylanolytic, strictly anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium, strain SEBR 7054T, was isolated from an African oil-producing well. Based on the presence of an outer sheath (toga) and 16SExpand
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Dethiosulfovibrio peptidovorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a new anaerobic, slightly halophilic, thiosulfate-reducing bacterium from corroding offshore oil wells.
A strictly anaerobic thiosulfate-reducing bacterium was isolated from a corroding offshore oil well in Congo and was designated strain SEBR 4207T. Pure culture of the strain induced a very activeExpand
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Methanocalculus halotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from an oil-producing well.
Two irregular coccoid methanogens designated SEBR 4845T and FR1T were isolated from an oilfield in Alsace, France. Strain SEBR 4845T (T = type strain) is a hydrogenotrophic halotolerant methanogen,Expand
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Indigenous Microbial Communities in Oil Fields
Oil reservoirs constitute deep geological environments with diverse physicochemical in situ conditions where indigenous microbial communities are supposed to grow or survive, if these conditions areExpand
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Desulfotomaculum spp. and related gram-positive sulfate-reducing bacteria in deep subsurface environments
Gram-positive spore-forming sulfate reducers and particularly members of the genus Desulfotomaculum are commonly found in the subsurface biosphere by culture based and molecular approaches. Due toExpand
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Thiosulfate reduction, an important physiological feature shared by members of the order thermotogales.
Several members of the order Thermotogales in the domain Bacteria, viz., Thermotoga neapolitana, Thermotoga maritima, Thermosipho africanus, Fervidobacterium islandicum, and Thermotoga strain SEBRExpand
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L-alanine production from glucose fermentation by hyperthermophilic members of the domains bacteria and Archaea: a remnant of an ancestral metabolism?
New members of the order Thermotogales were isolated from nonvolcanically heated geothermal environments, including oil fields and waters of the Great Artesian Basin of Australia, thereby extendingExpand
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Description of Thermoanaerobacter brockii subsp. lactiethylicus subsp. nov., isolated from a deep subsurface French oil well, a proposal to reclassify Thermoanaerobacter finnii as Thermoanaerobacter
A strictly anaerobic, thermophilic, gram-positive, spore-forming cubacterium designated strain SERB 5268T (T = type strain) was isolated from an oil field at a depth of 2,100 m, where the temperatureExpand
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Petrotoga halophila sp. nov., a thermophilic, moderately halophilic, fermentative bacterium isolated from an offshore oil well in Congo.
A novel thermophilic, moderately halophilic, rod-shaped bacterium, strain MET-B(T), with a sheath-like outer structure (toga) was isolated from an offshore oil-producing well in Congo, West Africa.Expand
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