Higher classification Desulfovibrio
|Scientific name Desulfovibrio desulfuricans|
Similar Desulfovibrio, Desulfovibrio vulgaris, Desulfotomaculum, Desulfobulbus propionicus, Geobacter
Medical vocabulary what does desulfovibrio desulfuricans mean
Desulfovibrio desulfuricans is a Gram-negative sulfate-reducing bacteria. It is generally found in soils, waters, and the stools of animals, although in rare cases it has been found to cause infection in humans. It is particularly noted for its ability to produce methyl mercury.
Desulfovibrio desulfuricans has been described as a motile, rod-shaped, Gram-negative obligate anaerobe with polar flagella. It measures approximately 3μm by 0.5μm.