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Arch Microbiol. 1976 Jul;108(3):265-9.

Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides forma sp. denitrificans, a denitrifying strain as a subspecies of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides.


From polluted water of a lagoon pond a new type of denitrifying photosynthetic purple bacteria was isolated. With respect to morphology, fine structure, photopigments, requirement for growth factors, the range of utilization of organic substrates for phototrophic growth and DNA base ratio, the denitrifying strains show the closest resemblance to Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides and were therefore described as a subspecies named R. sphaeroides forma sp. denitrificans. The new isolates grow well with nitrate anaerobically in the dark accompanying the evolution of nitrogen gas. They cannot assimilate nitrate as the nitrogen source for growth.

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