A novel Acidimicrobium species in continuous cultures of moderately thermophilic, mineral-sulfide-oxidizing acidophiles.

@article{Cleaver2007ANA,
  title={A novel Acidimicrobium species in continuous cultures of moderately thermophilic, mineral-sulfide-oxidizing acidophiles.},
  author={Adam A Cleaver and Nicolas P. Burton and Paul R. Norris},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={73 13},
  pages={4294-9}
}
A novel species of Acidimicrobium appeared to be the predominant ferrous iron oxidizer in a mixed culture that effected the continuous, efficient extraction of nickel from a mineral concentrate at 49 degrees C, but it was not isolated in pure culture. It outcompeted Acidimicrobium ferrooxidans, which was expected to have a major role in iron oxidation in reactors gassed with air, and was outnumbered at 49 degrees C only by the sulfur-oxidizing Acidithiobacillus caldus. Sulfobacillus species… CONTINUE READING
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