The Prokaryotes

  title={The Prokaryotes},
  author={Ann P. Wood},
  booktitle={Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
  • A. Wood
  • Published in Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Biology
The family Achromatiaceae (comprising the single genus Achromatium) is a group of morphologically conspicuous, single-celled, free-living, colorless sulfur-oxidizing bacteria which forms a coherent phylogenetic group within the Gammaproteobacteria. They have yet to be grown in laboratory culture, but ecophysiological measurements suggest they gain energy from sulfide oxidation and may use oxygen and/or nitrate as a terminal electron acceptor. Some Achromatium can fix inorganic carbon, but it is… 

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