Geobacter thiogenes (De Wever et al.) Nevin et al.
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Cells are Gram-negative non-motile curved rods. Cell growth will be inhibited if the concentration of acetate and fumarate are increased above the noted level in the medium. Also, note that ATCC#2635 broth contains PCE but BAA-34 does not utilize this compound so it has been removed. TCA can be substituted or added in addition to fumarate.
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