Thermoanaerobacter sulfurigignens sp. nov., an anaerobic thermophilic bacterium that reduces 1 M thiosulfate to elemental sulfur and tolerates 90 mM sulfite.


Two anaerobic thermophilic bacteria, designated strains JW/SL824 and JW/SL-NZ826(T), were isolated from an acidic volcanic steam outlet on White Island, New Zealand. Cells were rod-shaped, spore-forming, motile and Gram-stain negative, but contained Gram-type positive cell wall. Strain JW/SL-NZ826(T) utilized various carbohydrates including xylose and… (More)


4 Figures and Tables