The Genera Empedobacter and Myroides

  • Celia J. Hugo
  • Brita Bruun
  • Piet J. Jooste


Formerly belonging to the genus Flavobacterium, the genera Empedobacter and Myroides have now been included in the family Flavobacteriaceae as set out in the introductory chapter on Flavobacteriaceae of this edition (see An Introduction to the Family Flavobacteriaceae in this Volume by Bernardet and Nakagawa). Both these genera are known to have a clinical origin and to be resistant to a wide range of antimicrobials. The aim of this chapter is to give the reader more detail on the taxonomy, phylogeny, habitat, isolation and preservation, identification, pathogenicity and applications of these genera.

Taxonomy and Phylogeny

Members of both genera, Empedobacter and Myroides, were formerly included in the genus Flavobacterium, family Bacteriaceae, tribe Chromobacterieae, and were known as Flavobacterium breve (Bergey et al., 1923) and Flavobacterium odoratum (Stutzer and Kwaschnina, 1929), respectively. These genera have now been included as two of the 25 genera of the...


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  • Brita Bruun
  • Piet J. Jooste

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