The Family Granulosicoccaceae

  • Elena P. IvanovaEmail author
  • Hayden K. Webb
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Granulosicoccaceae is a family belonging to the order Chromatiales within the class Gammaproteobacteria. There are two species validly ascribed to this family, both of which belong to the genus Granulosicoccus: the type species G. antarcticus and G. coccoides. The branching within Chromatiales based on the analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequences of G. antarcticus and G. coccoides, as well as their chemotaxonomic profiles, is indicative that these two species do form a generic lineage distinct from the other members of Chromatiales known to date. Both species were originally isolated from marine environments and test positive for oxidase, catalase, gelatinase, and utilization of various sugars and amino acids.

This contribution is a modified and updated version of the original species descriptions (Lee et al. J Microbiol Biotechnol 17:1483–1490, 2007; Kurilenko et al. Int J Syst Evol Microbial 60:972–976, 2010).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Science, Engineering and TechnologySwinburne University of TechnologyHawthornAustralia

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