Desulfatirhabdium butyrativorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a butyrate-oxidizing, sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from an anaerobic bioreactor.

@article{Balk2008DesulfatirhabdiumBG,
  title={Desulfatirhabdium butyrativorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a butyrate-oxidizing, sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from an anaerobic bioreactor.},
  author={Melike Balk and Mahmut Altinbaş and W. Irene C. Rijpstra and Jaap S Sinninghe Damst{\'e} and Alfons J M Stams},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={58 Pt 1},
  pages={110-5}
}
A novel sulfate-reducing bacterium, strain HB1(T), was isolated from an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor treating paper-mill wastewater operated at 37 degrees C. Cells of strain HB1(T) were oval to rod-shaped, 1-1.3 microm wide and 2.6-3.5 microm long and Gram-negative. The optimum temperature for growth was 28-30 degrees C. In the presence of sulfate, the isolate was able to grow on H(2)/acetate, formate, ethanol, propionate, fumarate, succinate, butyrate, crotonate, catechol… CONTINUE READING