Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 767–776 | Cite as

Interactions of thiophenes and acidophilic, thermophilic bacteria

  • Magda Constanti
  • Jaume Giralt
  • Albert Bordons
  • Paul R. Norris
Session 5 Biotechnology, Bioengineering, and Environmental Problems


The growth and oxygen consumption of a variety of thermophilic, acidophilic bacteria in the presence of thiophene-2-carboxylate (T2C) and dibenzothiophene (DBT) have been determined. T2C was extremely toxic to the acidophiles in comparison with neutrophiles, but appeared to be degraded by a heterotrophicSulfolobus- like thermophile. DBT proved to be unstable at high temperatures, even in the absence of bacteria, and was not a substrate for the thermophiles.

Index Entries

Sulfolobus solfataricus thermophilic acidophiles dibenzothiophene thiophene-2-carboxylate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magda Constanti
    • 1
  • Jaume Giralt
    • 1
  • Albert Bordons
    • 1
  • Paul R. Norris
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringUniversity of BarcelonaTarragonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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