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sulfur bacteria

plural noun
several species of bacteria, especially of the genera Beggiatoa and Thiobacillus, that have the ability to utilize sulfur or inorganic sulfur compounds as an energy source.
Origin of sulfur bacteria
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Iron and sulfur bacteria may also be present in well water.

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