Thiorhodaceae

Thiorhodaceae

[‚thī·ə·rō′dās·ē‚ē]
(microbiology)
Formerly a family of bacteria in the suborder Rhodobacteriineae composed of the purple, red, orange, and brown sulfur bacteria; characterized as strict anaerobes which oxidize hydrogen sulfide and store sulfur globules internally.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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