from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A name proposed by Migula to include the Beggiatoaceæ and other sulphur and iron bacteria mostly inhabiting soils and sea-water. Most of the species are known only from the studies of Winogradsky. Compare sulphur bacteria.

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  • n. any bacterium of the genus Thiobacillus


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