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WHAT IS THIOBACILLUS BACTERIA?
Sulphur is extremely important to plant growth and soil health. Most agricultural soils contain some microorganisms that are able to oxidize sulphur.

However, the most important organisms in this respect are a group of bacteria belonging to the genus Thiobacillus. It is the numbers of these bacteria that generally determines the degree to which sulphur is converted to SO4 in soils, and there can be large differences between soils in the population density of Thiobacillus.

SUPER SULPHUR PLUS™ AND SOIL BIOREMEDIATION
The application of sulphur coupled with thiobacilli renders alkali soils fit for cultivation of crops. The formation of H2SO4 in soil following additions of elemental sulphur augments nutrient mobilization by increasing the level of soluble phosphate, potassium, calcium, manganese, aluminium and magnesium. In fact, manganese deficiency in soils can be corrected by sulphur applications. [See minerals]

Thiobacilli can also be used in the manufacture of a form of organic fertilizer long favored in Australia. In 'biosuper', a mixture of rock phosphate and sulphur is inoculated with Thiobacillus thiooxidans. The H2SO4 produced in the mixture dissolves the phosphate and thereby enhances phosphorus nutrition of plants.

This is somewhat similar to the 'Lipman process' developed earlier in U.S.A. where a compost was made of soil, manure, elemental sulphur and rock phosphate to improve plant nutrition.

The role of Thiobacillus in controlling plant diseases in sulphur amended soils has been demonstrated with regard to potato scab caused by Streptomyces scabies and the rot of sweet potatoes caused by S. ipomoea. Under acidic soil conditions (below pH 5.0), inoculation of soil with thiobacilli after addition of sulphur effectively minimizes losses due to these pathogens.

SUGAR BEETS
Effect of inoculation with Thiobacillus, application of elemental sulphur and nitrogen fertilizers on yield, quality and nutritional status of sugar beet. - Faculty of Agriculture, Assiut University
"...Interactions showed higher increases in the yield and improved the quality or total nutrient contents compared with their separate effects. Addition of elemental sulfur, inoculation with Thiobacillus and selection of the suitable nitrogen fertilizer were found to given optimum yield and quality of sugar beet".

SOYBEANS
Effect of mycorrhizae, Thiobacillus and sulfur nutrition on the chemical composition of soybean [Glycine max (L.)] Merr. seed. - Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
"...Present results suggested that applying biofertilizers i.e., mycorrhizae and Thiobacillus increased soybean yield compared to control (NP). Overall, this study demonstrated that soybean seed yield and its chemical composition could be affected by biofertilizer inoculation.".

THE SCIENCE OF THIOBACILLUS
The biochemical oxidation of the sulphur produces H2SO4 which decreases soil pH and solubilizes CaCO3 in alkaline calcareous soils to make soil condition more favorable for plant growth, including the availability of plant nutrients (Linderman et al., 1991), especially phosphorous (Deluca et al., 1989).

Also application of sulphur to alkaline-calcareous soils could assist in correcting iron chlorosis (Saroha and Singh, 1980; Razeto, 1982; Kalbasi et al., 1986).

Application of sulphur to reclamation sodic and alkaline soils, improve plant nutrients availability in calcareous soils and supplying plant required sulphate would only be efficient when it is oxidized to sulphate by soil microorganisms and produces sulphuric acid. A wide variety of soil micro flora is involved in sulphur oxidation, in which Thiobacillus bacteria are the most important and common sulphur-oxidizing in agricultural soils (Tabatabai, 1986; Wainwright, 1984).

Studies on the isolation and selection of microorganisms with ability to promote sulphur oxidation in soil and in turn higher solubilization of phosphoric rocks have been carried out in many works (Kapoor, et al., 1991; Pathirathna et al., 1989; Schofield et al., 1981; Bardiya et al., 1982; McCready and Krouse, 1982). The beneficial effects of application of apatite along with sulphur and its oxidizing bacteria (Thiobacillus) to enhance nutrient availability (P, Fe, Zn,...) and in turn uptake of these nutrients by plants has been showed repeatedly by many researchers (Pathirathna et al., 1989; Schofield et al., 1981; Bardiya et al., 1982; Swaby, 1975

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