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Morphologically Conspicuous Sulfur-Oxidizing Eubacteria

  • Jan W. M. La Rivière
  • Karin Schmidt

Abstract

This chapter deals with the genera Achromatium, Macromonas, Thiobacterium, Thiospira, and Thiovulum (see Fig. 1). They all belong to chemotrophic microbial populations generally encountered in natural habitats that are characterized by the simultaneous presence of H2S and O2, i.e., at the border between aerobic and anaerobic zones in surface waters and in the outflows of H2S-bearing springs. It will be useful to introduce this discussion with some general remarks on the special nature of this ecological niche to help explain the embarassing paucity of knowledge we possess about its inhabitants.

Keywords

Agar Phytoplankton Fractionation Photosynthesis Pseudomonas 

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