Acidophobic Organisms

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Acidophobic Organisms

 

organisms which do not tolerate high acidity and develop only in alkaline mediums; the same as basophile organisms. Acidophobic organisms include certain bacteria, for example, urobacteria, which break down urea; urobacteria grow well in an alkaline medium with a pH of 8–9 and do not develop at all in a medium with a pH below 6. Acidophobic organisms also include higher plants such as beets, alfalfa, beans, and others.

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