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BCRC Number: 80836
Organism: Acidithiobacillus albertensis
Synonymy: Thiobacillus albertis Bryant et al. 1988
Author: Kelly and Wood
History: << DSM << ATCC << E. J. Laishley << R. D. Bryant
Other Collection No.: DSM 14366; ATCC 35403
Source: acidic soil at sulfur stockpile
Growth Conditions: 30°C 7 day(s)
Biosafety Level: 1
Type Strain: YES
    Reference: B2279
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1988. Validation of the publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. List No.25. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 38 : 220-222.
Kelly, D. P., Wood, A. P. 2000. Reclassification of some species of Thiobacillus to the newly designated genera Acidithiobacillus gen. nov., Halothiobacillus gen. nov. and Thermithiobacillus gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50: 511-516.
Bryant, R. D., McGroarty, K. M., Costerton, J. W., Laishley, E. J. 1983. Isolation and characterization of a new acidophilic Thiobacillus species (T. albertis). Can. J. Microbiol. 29: 1159-1170.


Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans medium (Thiosulfate)
KH2PO43 g
MgSO4 x 7 H2O0.5 g
(NH4)2SO43 g
CaCl2 x 2 H2O0.25 g
Na2S2O3 x 5 H2O5 g
FeSO4 x 7 H2O10 mg
Distilled water1000 mL
Prepare the medium without thiosulfate, adjust pH to 4.4 and autoclave at 121℃ for 15 min. Sterilize thiosulfate separately by filtration and add after autoclaving.

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