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
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

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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