assimilative sulfate reduction

assimilative sulfate reduction

[ə‚sim·ə′lād·iv ′səl‚fāt ri‚dək·shən]
(microbiology)
The reduction of sulfates by certain obligate anaerobic bacteria for purposes of assimilation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.