Thermothrix azorensis

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Thermothrix azorensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Beta Proteobacteria
Order: Burkholderiales
Family: Burkholderiaceae
Genus: Thermothrix
Species: T. azorensis
Binomial name
Thermothrix azorensis
Odintsova et al. 1996[1]

Thermothrix azorensis is a gram negative, facultatively chemolithoautotrophic, non-spore-forming aerobic, thermophilic, sulfur-oxidizing bacterium from the genus of Thermothrix which was isolated from a hot spring on Sao Miguel Island on the Azores.[2][3] Thermothrix azorensis uses thiosulfate, tetrathionate, hydrogen sulfide, and elemental sulfur for its sources of energy (chemolithoautotrophic).[4]