> I'm writing in the hopes that someone knows something about
> this beast,
> since I've had minimal success with my searches on the internet,
> surprisingly enough.
> If anyone does have some relatively specific info on this
> species of bacteria, I would be quite grateful.
It's a synonym for Thiobacillus ferrooxidans - and there's oodles of lit
on that! Start with the Prokaryotes and Bergey.......Lesley Robertson