Desulfurobacterium thermolithotrophum

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Desulfurobacterium thermolithotrophum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Aquificae
Class: Aquificae
Order: Aquificales
Family: Desulfurobacteriaceae
Genus: Desulfurobacterium
Species: Desulfurobacterium thermolithotrophum
L'Haridon et al. 1998

Desulfurobacterium thermolithotrophum is a species of autotrophic, sulphur-reducing bacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. It is the type species of its genus, being thermophilic, anaerobic, Gram-negative, motile and rod-shaped, with type strain BSAT (= DSM 11699T).[1]


  1. ^ L'Haridon, S.; Cilia, V.; Messner, P.; Raguenes, G.; Gambacorta, A.; Sleytr, U. B.; Prieur, D.; Jeanthon, C. (1998). "Desulfurobacterium thermolithotrophum gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel autotrophic, sulphur-reducing bacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 48 (3): 701–711. doi:10.1099/00207713-48-3-701. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 9734024. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Göker, Markus; Daligault, Hajnalka; Mwirichia, Romano; Lapidus, Alla; Lucas, Susan; Deshpande, Shweta; Pagani, Ioanna; Tapia, Roxanne; Cheng, Jan-Fang; Goodwin, Lynne; Pitluck, Sam; Liolios, Konstantinos; Ivanova, Natalia; Mavromatis, Konstantinos; Mikhailova, Natalia; Pati, Amrita; Chen, Amy; Palaniappan, Krishna; Han, Cliff; Land, Miriam; Hauser, Loren; Pan, Chongle; Brambilla, Evelyne-Marie; Rohde, Manfred; Spring, Stefan; Sikorski, Johannes; Wirth, Reinhard; Detter, John C.; Woyke, Tanja; Bristow, James; Eisen, Jonathan A.; Markowitz, Victor; Hugenholtz, Philip; Kyrpides, Nikos C.; Klenk, Hans-Peter (2011). "Complete genome sequence of the thermophilic sulfur-reducer Desulfurobacterium thermolithotrophum type strain (BSAT) from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent". Standards in Genomic Sciences. 5 (3): 407–415. doi:10.4056/sigs.2465574. ISSN 1944-3277. 
  • Kadish, Karl M., Kevin M. Smith, and Roger Guilard. "Handbook of porphyrin science." World Scientific: Singapore 2012 (2010): 1-25.

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