Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans vs Thiobacillus ferroxidans

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Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans vs Thiobacillus ferroxidans

Post by abstemious_entity » Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:31 pm

What is the difference between Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans versus Thiobacillus ferroxidans?

i have been having trouble in differentiating the two. Are they one and the same or not?

references say that the former increases the rate of pyrite oxidation causing lakes to be come acidic. While other resources say its the latter. Maybe they are the same? but if they are the same, how come the former also increases the rate of metal precipitation and reduces the acidity of acidic lakes by reduction of sulfate when it causes the acidity in the first place?

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Post by canalon » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:04 am

Same thing. Have a look on a website worth bookmarking:

http://www.bacterio.cict.fr/a/acidithiobacillus.html
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Post by abstemious_entity » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:17 am

haha... thank you very much.

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Post by mkwaje » Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:58 pm

Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans was formerly named Thiobacillus ferroxidans.

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