Glutathione and Sulfur Oxidation by Thiobacillus

Abstract

The ability of Thiobacillus thiooxidans to oxidize elemental sulfur to sulfuric acid has been known since Waksman and Joffe' first isolated this chemoautotrophic bacterium in 1922. The mechanism of sulfur oxidation, however, has remained virtually unsolved in spite of efforts by many workers. In his study on the formation of sulfide by sulfur bacteria… (More)

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