Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans (Temple and Colmer) Kelly and Wood (ATCC® 19859)

Strain Designations: NCIB 9490  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Thiobacillus ferrooxidans Temple and Colmer
Strain Designations NCIB 9490
Produces hydrogen sulfide:ferric ion oxidoreductase
Testing of bioleaching rate of iron from pyrite
This strain is recommended by ATCC for use in the tests described in ASTM Standard Test Method E1357-90 where only the taxon is specified.
Mine water
Type Strain no
Biosafety Level 1
Product Format test tube
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Removal of iron pyrite from coal
Medium ATCC® Medium 2039: Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans Medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor NCIMB
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- NCIMB <-- P Trussell
Mine water

Hoffmann MR, et al. Kinetics of the removal of iron pyrite from coal by microbial catalysis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 42: 259-271, 1981.

Appl. Microbiol. 11: 105, 1963.

Appl. Microbiol. 12: 122, 1964.

Sugio T, et al. Existence of a hydrogen sulfide:Ferric ion oxidoreductase in iron-oxidizing bacteria. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 58: 431-433, 1992.

. . J. Bacteriol. 85: 78 and 595, 1963.

Landesman J, et al. Oxidation of inorganic sulfur compounds by washed cell suspensions of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans. Can. J. Microbiol. 12: 957-964, 1966. PubMed: 5972649

Sinha DB, Walden CC. Formation of polythionates and their interrelationships during oxidation of thiosulfate by Thiobacillus ferrooxidans. Can. J. Microbiol. 12: 1041-1054, 1966. PubMed: 5972638

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X70355 T.ferrooxidans genes rbcL and rbcS.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M11542 Thiobacillus ferrooxidans 5S ribosomal RNA.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M79402 Thiobacillus ferrooxidans 16S rRNA sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M79403 Thiobacillus ferrooxidans 16S rRNA sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AH001791 Thiobacillus ferrooxidans 16S rRNA sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : J03859 T.ferrooxidans (ATCC 19859) DNA with a transposon IST2 insertion.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AJ312238 Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans p21Atf gene for rhodanese-like protein.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U66426 Thiobacillus ferrooxidans insertion sequence ISTfe1 transposase gene, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : S73481 serine-rich protein...serine-rich protein {IST2, repetitive element, spacer region} [Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, ATCC 19859, Transposon Insertion, 3 genes, 925 nt].

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF362022 Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans strain ATCC 19859 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence; 16S-23S ribosomal RNA intergenic spacer region, complete sequence; and 23S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF220499 Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans putative cytochrome c-552 diheme precursor (cycA), putative glucose/ribitol short chain dehydrogenase (sdrA), putative ubiquinol-cytochrome c reductase iron-sulfur Rieske protein (petA), putative cytochrome b

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