Deferribacteraceae

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Deferribacteraceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Deferribacteres
Class: Deferribacteres
Order: Deferribacterales
Family: Deferribacteraceae
Huber & Stetter 2002
Genera

The Deferribacteraceae are a family of gram-negative bacteria which make energy by anaerobic respiration.[1]

Description[edit]

Deferribacteraceae are rod-shaped, although the rods may be straight or bent. They are gram-negative. Deferribacteraceae all perform anaerobic respiration using iron, manganese, or nitrate. They can also produce energy by fermentation, the type genus of the family is Deferribacter.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LSPN) [2] [3]

History[edit]

The family was first described in 2001 in order to hold the genera Deferribacter, Flexistipes, and Geovibrio.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Huber, H., and Stetter, K.O.. "Family I. Deferribacteraceae fam. nov." In: Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd ed., vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria) (D.R. Boone and R.W. Castenholz, eds.), Springer-Verlag, New York (2001). pp. 465-466.
  2. ^ See the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature. Data extracted from the "Deferribacteres". Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  3. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Deferribacteres Data extracted from the "NCBI Taxonomy Browser". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2013-03-20.