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Dissimilatory sulfate reduction [GO:0019420]

The reduction of sulfate to hydrogen sulfide, which acts as a terminal electron acceptor. Sulfate is activated to adenosine-phosphosulfate (APS) which is then reduced to sulfite, which is in turn reduced to hydrogen sulfide.

Synonyms:  dissimilatory sulfate reduction,  dissimilatory sulfate reductional,  dissimilatory sulfate reductions,  dissimilatory sulphate reduction,  dissimilatory sulphate reductional ...