The ecology and biotechnology of sulphate-reducing bacteria

  title={The ecology and biotechnology of sulphate-reducing bacteria},
  author={G. Muyzer and A. Stams},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  • G. Muyzer, A. Stams
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • Sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) are anaerobic microorganisms that use sulphate as a terminal electron acceptor in, for example, the degradation of organic compounds. They are ubiquitous in anoxic habitats, where they have an important role in both the sulphur and carbon cycles. SRB can cause a serious problem for industries, such as the offshore oil industry, because of the production of sulphide, which is highly reactive, corrosive and toxic. However, these organisms can also be beneficial by… CONTINUE READING
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