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.
Influence of sulfatereducing bacteria, sulfide and molybdate on hydrogen photoproduction by purple nonsulfur bacteria. Int.