purple nonsulfur bacteria

purple nonsulfur bacteria

[′pər·pəl ¦nän¦səl·fər bak′tir·ē·ə]
(microbiology)
Any of various purple photosynthetic bacteria, especially members of the family Athiorhodaceae, that utilize organic hydrogen donor compounds.
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Aeration conditions affecting growth of purple nonsulfur bacteria in an organic wastewater treatment process.
Shabeb, "Utilization of aromatic compounds by phototrophic purple nonsulfur bacteria," Biodegradation, vol.