Title

Family I. Victivallaceae fam. nov.

Document Type

Chapter

Abstract

The phylum Verrucomicrobia is defined by phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences of cultured strains and environmental clone sequences retrieved from a wide variety of environments. All cultivated members of the phylum stain Gram-negative; many have intracellular compartments bounded by internal membranes. Menaquinones are the dominant respiratory quinones; ubiquinones have not been detected. Most members are chemoheterotrophs, preferring carbohydrates including complex natural polysaccharides. Recently isolated members are thermoacidophilic methylotrophs.

Disciplines

Bacteriology | Genetics and Genomics | Life Sciences | Microbial Physiology | Microbiology


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