Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans vs Thiobacillus ferroxidans

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    • #5619
      abstemious_entity
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      What is the difference between Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans versus Thiobacillus ferroxidans?

      i have been having trouble in differentiating the two. Are they one and the same or not?

      references say that the former increases the rate of pyrite oxidation causing lakes to be come acidic. While other resources say its the latter. Maybe they are the same? but if they are the same, how come the former also increases the rate of metal precipitation and reduces the acidity of acidic lakes by reduction of sulfate when it causes the acidity in the first place?

    • #54201
      canalon
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      Same thing. Have a look on a website worth bookmarking:

      http://www.bacterio.cict.fr/a/acidithiobacillus.html

    • #54202
      abstemious_entity
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      haha… thank you very much.

    • #56322
      mkwaje
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      Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans was formerly named Thiobacillus ferroxidans.

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