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Organic sulphur oxidizing bacteria - (Sep/22/2004 )

I am searching for thermophilic organic sulphur oxidizing bacteria.

If anyone knows this kind of bacteria, please reply

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-Munkhtsetseg-

if you mean organothophic & sulfur-oxidising, then Sulfolobus solfataricus is one candidate for you!it's not a bacterium though, strictly speaking, but an archea, more specifically a member of the crenarchaeota.

aerobe
55-87C
lithoorganothroph
pH 1-6

mike

-jadefalcon-

Thanks Mike

Actually I am looking for microorganism that degrades sulfur-organic compounds such as dimethylsulfide at high temperature. blink.gif

Munkhtsetseg

-Munkhtsetseg-

QUOTE (Munkhtsetseg @ Sep 27 2004, 08:22 AM)
Thanks Mike

Actually I am looking for microorganism that degrades sulfur-organic compounds such as dimethylsulfide at high temperature.  blink.gif

Munkhtsetseg

I think a good start would be to look at the work of Pieter Visscher; he might have gotten some stuff like this out of his PhD. I did my PhD on methylotrophic oxidation of MSA (Thompson et al., 1995, AEM), then a postdoc looking at DMS/DMSP/MT. I can't recall anything in the literature back then pointing to thermophillic organosulfur oxidizers, but I have been out of the field for a while... I only know of thermopillic anaerobes that reduce DMS.

-saz9961-

Hi

I know nothing about the field, bu try getting in touch with one of the people at the University of Waikato Thermophile Research Unit http://bio.waikato.ac.nz/research/UnitCentres.shtml, they can probably help as they do this sort of stuff all the time.

-bob1-