Title

Order I. Opitutales

Authors

Jang-Cheon Cho

Editors

N.R. Krieg; J.T. Staley; B.P. Hedlund; B.J. Paster; N. Ward; W. Ludwig; and W.B. Whitman

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Volume

4

Issue

2

First page number:

820

Abstract

Encompasses bacteria isolated from soil environments and a coastal marine hot spring within the class Opitutae. The order contains the family Opitutaceae. Delineation of the order is determined primarily by phylogenetic information from 16S rRNA gene sequences. All known members of the order are cocci that are Gram-stain-negative. All are chemoorganotrophic facultative or obligate anaerobes capable of fermenting carbohydrates.

Keywords

Bacteria – Classification; Bacteria – Physiology; Opitutae; Phylogeny

Disciplines

Bacteriology | Microbial Physiology | Microbiology

Language

English


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