Beggiatoa


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Beggiatoa

[bə′jad·ə·wə]
(microbiology)
A genus of bacteria in the family Beggiatoaceae; filaments are individual, and cells contain sulfur granules when grown on media containing hydrogen sulfide.
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The sediment cores were observed for color, cover of Beggiatoa, and possible benthic fauna.
Sediment collected during the 2 summers inside the mussel farm was covered with a Beggiatoa sp.
Sulfide was also present at the sediment surface during summer 2005, when Beggiatoa was observed on the sediment surface.
On this concept, Leavitt and Carpenter (1990) reported that with increasing inputs of sewage waste, the surface sediments become anoxic, only a small number of specialist taxa can survive and covered in dense white mats of sulphide oxidising bacteria Beggiatoa sp.
The cuttings contained high hydrocarbon concentrations and were anoxic with a surface mat of Beggiatoa.