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Helgoland Marine Research

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Culture and isolation of phototrophic sulfur bacteria from the marine environment

  • H. G. Trüper1
Helgoländer wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen20:BF01609883


1. A new growth medium for Thiorhodaceae and Chlorobacteriaceae was adopted for the isolation of members of these bacterial families from marine habitats.

2. 47 strains comprising 13 species were enriched and isolated in pure cultures.

3. The strains were classified by physiological and morphological characteristics.

4. Many of the strains represent species in pure culture for the first time.


SulfurWaste WaterWater ManagementWater PollutionMorphological Characteristic