Order I. Opitutales
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.
Bacteria – Classification; Bacteria – Physiology; Opitutae; Phylogeny
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Order I. Opitutales. 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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