Cytochrome in Thiobacillus thiooxidans

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Science  26 Apr 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3565, pp. 409-410
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3565.409


Cytochrome is present in the autotrophic sulfur bacterium, Thiobacillus thiooxidans. As mediator in the final electron transfer to oxygen, the cytochrome participates in the oxidation of sulfur compounds by extracts of the organism.