Colourless sulfur bacteria and their role in the sulfur cycle

@article{Kuenen1975ColourlessSB,
  title={Colourless sulfur bacteria and their role in the sulfur cycle},
  author={J. Gijs Kuenen},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={1975},
  volume={43},
  pages={49-76}
}
  • J. Kuenen
  • Published 1 August 1975
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant and Soil
The bacteria belonging to the families of the Thiobacteriaceae, Beggiatoaceae and Achromatiaceae are commonly called the colourless sulfur bacteria. While their ability to oxidize reduced inorganic sulfur compounds has clearly been established, it is still not known whether all these organisms can derive metabolically useful energy from these oxidations. During the last decades research has mainly focussed on the genus Thiobacillus. Bacteria belonging to this genus can oxidize a variety of… 

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