Some articles on bacteria, bacteria reduce:
... Sulfate-reducing bacteria are those bacteria and archaea that can obtain energy by oxidizing organic compounds or molecular hydrogen (H2) while reducing sulfate (SO ... Sulfate-reducing bacteria can be traced back to 3.5 billion years ago and are considered to be among the oldest forms of microorganisms, having contributed to the sulfur cycle soon after life emerged on Earth ... Many bacteria reduce small amounts of sulfates in order to synthesize sulfur-containing cell components this is known as assimilatory sulfate reduction ...
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