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Growth rate stimulation of marine pseudomonads by thiosulfate


The oxidation of thiosulfate to tetrathionate exerts a definite growth rate stimulation in glucose, acetate, and yeast extract cultures of some marine pseudomonads. The failure to find this effect in earlier studies with terrestrial isolates may lie in the particular conditions used in the present experiments (constant pH, high ratio of thiosulfate to organic substrate) or in the different metabolic characteristics of the marine isolates.

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Tuttle, J.H., Holmes, P.E. & Jannasch, H.W. Growth rate stimulation of marine pseudomonads by thiosulfate. Arch. Microbiol. 99, 1–14 (1974).

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Key words

  • Growth Rate Stimulation
  • Marine Pseudomonads
  • Thiosulfate
  • Tetrathionate
  • Thiobacillus trautweinii