Family I. Victivallaceae fam. nov.
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.
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Janssen, P. H.,
Hedlund, B. P.
Family I. Victivallaceae fam. nov.. In N.R. Krieg; J.T. Staley; B.P. Hedlund; B.J. Paster; N. Ward; W. Ludwig; and W.B. Whitman,
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