Thiobacteriaceae


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Thiobacteriaceae

[¦thī·ō·bak‚tir·ē′ās·ē‚ē]
(microbiology)
Formerly a family of nonfilamentous, gram-negative bacteria of the suborder Pseudomonadineae characterized by the ability to oxidize hydrogen sulfide, free sulfur, and inorganic sulfur compounds to sulfuric acid.