hydrogen bacterium

hydrogen bacterium
a facultative chemoautotrophic bacterium that respires by the oxidation of hydrogen to water, using various organic compounds as carbon and energy sources. Hydrogen bacteria are included in the genera Pseudomonas (P. facilis, P. ruhlandii, P. saccharophila), Alcaligenes (A. eutrophus, A. paradoxus), and Nocardia (N. opaca).

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