Phylum BIX. Deferribacteres phy. nov.

  • George M. Garrity
  • John M. Holt
  • Harald Huber
  • Karl O. Stetter
  • Anthony C. Greene
  • Bharat K. C. Patel
  • Frank CaccavoJr.
  • Milton J. Allison
  • Barbara J. MacGregor
  • David A. Stahl
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Abstract

The phylum Deferribacteres is a distinct lineage within the Bacteria based on phylogenetic analysis of 16S rDNA sequences. At present the members of this phylum are organized into a single class, order, and family. The relationships within the phylum may, however, be more distant and warrant further subdivision in the future. Chemoorganotrophic heterotrophs that respire anaerobically with terminal electron acceptors including Fe (II), Mn(IV), S0, Co(III), and nitrate. Placement of one genus, Synergistes, is provisional.

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Further Reading

  1. Greene, A.C., B.K.C. Patel and A.J. Sheehy. 1997. Deferribacter thermophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel thermophilic manganese-and iron-reducing baterium isolated from a petroleum reservoir. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 47: 505–509.Google Scholar
  2. Caccavo, F., Jr., J.D. Coates, R.A. Rossello-Mora, W. Ludwig, K.H. Schleifer, D.R. Lovley and M.J. McInerney. 1996. Geovibrio ferrireducens, a phylogenetically distinct dissimilatory Fe(III)-reducing bacterium. Arch. Microbiol. 165: 370–376.Google Scholar
  3. Deferribacter, Flexistipes and Geovibrio. The genus Synergistes (Allison et al., 1992) does not belong to this group, it exhibits sequence differences of about 19% to the other three representatives of the family.Google Scholar
  4. Deferribacter Greene, Patel and Sheehy 1997, 508.Google Scholar
  5. Deferribacter thermophilus Greene, Patel and Sheehy 1997, 509.Google Scholar
  6. Flexistipes sinusarabici Fiala, Woese, Langworthy and Stetter 2000, 1415 (Effective publication: Fiala, Woese, Lang-worthy and Stetter 1990, 125 ).Google Scholar
  7. Fiala, G., C.R. Woese, T.A. Langworthy and K.O. Stetter. 1990. Flexistipes sinusarabici, a novel genus and species of eubacteria occurring in the Atlantis II Deep brines of the Red Sea. Arch. Microbiol. 154: 120126.Google Scholar
  8. Geovibrio ferrireducens Caccavo, Coates, Rossello-Mora, Ludwig, Schleifer, Lovley and McInerney 2000, 1415 (Effective publication: Caccavo, Coates, Rossello-Mora, Ludwig, Schleifer, Lovley and McInerney 1996, 375.)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • George M. Garrity
  • John M. Holt
  • Harald Huber
  • Karl O. Stetter
  • Anthony C. Greene
  • Bharat K. C. Patel
  • Frank CaccavoJr.
  • Milton J. Allison
  • Barbara J. MacGregor
  • David A. Stahl

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