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The Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria: An Overview

  • Rivers SingletonJr.
Part of the Brock/Springer Series in Contemporary Bioscience book series (BROCK/SPRINGER)

Abstract

The intent of this chapter is to review the properties of the sulfate-reducing (occasionally referred to as sulfidogenic) bacteria in general terms to provide a broad framework for the remaining chapters of the book. The chapter is to provide a bridge between material familiar to the general microbiologist reader and the specialized material that makes up the remainder of the book. A major notion, which provides the general structure of the chapter, is that while these organisms seem to be unified by a common metabolic ability, they are in reality an extremely heterogeneous and diverse group of organisms.

Keywords

Sulfate Reducer Hydrogen Sulfide Anaerobic Respiration Sulfur Cycle Substrate Level Phosphorylation 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1993

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