Utilization of organic compounds as the sole source of nitrogen by Thiobacillus thiooxidans

Thiobacillus thiooxidans DSM 504 was shown to grow with adenine, hypoxanthine, xanthine and uric acid as sole sources of nitrogen. Growth with these compounds was observed after lag periods of varying lengths, unless the cells had been previously grown with the same purine base. The disappearance of adenine was accompanied by a temporary accumulation of… (More)