Title

Family I. Victivallaceae fam. nov.

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:

795

Last page number:

799

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.

Keywords

Bacteria – Classification; Bacteria – Physiology; Phylogeny; Thermophilic bacteria; Verrucomicrobia; Victivallaceae

Disciplines

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

Language

English


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