Pivovarova TA, Bulaev AG, Roshchupko PV, Belyĭ AV, Kondrat'eva TF.
Prikl Biokhim Mikrobiol. 2012 Nov-Dec;48(6):640-5.Aboriginal and experimental (constructed of pure microbial cultures) communities of acidophilic chemolithotrophs have been studied. The oxidation of elemental sulfur, sodium thiosulfate, and potassium tetrathionate as sole sources of energy has been monitored. The oxidation rate of the experimental community is higher as compared to the aboriginal community isolated from a flotation concentrate of pyrrhotine-containing pyrite-arsenopyrite gold-arsenic sulfide ore. Read More