24377B

24377B
Caption: Thiobacillus ferrooxidans - rod-shaped, chemolithotrophic bacterium. This bacterium metabolises inorganic substances to produce energy. T. ferrooxidans is responsible for the oxidation of iron and inorganic sulfur compounds in areas such a mine tailings and coal deposits.
Magnification*: x2,200
Type: SEM
Copyright 2006 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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