Order II. Puniceicoccales
Encompasses bacteria isolated from marine environments within the class Opitutae. The order contains the family Puniceicoccaceae. 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 and lack muramic acid and diaminopimelic acid. Cells are resistant to β-lactam antibiotics. All are chemoorganotrophic obligate aerobes or facultative anaerobes. Menaquinone-7 is the major respiratory quinone.
Marine bacteria – Classification; Opitutae; Phylogeny; Puniceicoccaceae
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Hedlund, B. P.
Order II. Puniceicoccales. In N.R. Krieg; J.T. Staley; B.P. Hedlund; B.J. Paster; N. Ward; W. Ludwig; and W.B. Whitman,
Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 4(2),