The Family Alicyclobacillaceae

  • Erko Stackebrandt
Reference work entry


The family Alicyclobacillaceae comprises the genera Alicyclobacillus, Kyrpidia, and Tumebacillus. The family is phylogenetically monophyletic, branching next to Bacillaceae, Paenibacillaceae, Listeriaceae, and Planococcaceae. In contrast to its genus affiliation, Alicyclobacillus pohliae branches outside the radiation of other Alicyclobacillus species between members of Kyrpidia and Tumebacillus. The inclusion of Kyrpidia into the family led to the emendation of Alicyclobacillaceae in that acid may or may not be produced from carbohydrates (Klenk et al. 2011 Stand Genomic Sci 5:121–134, 2011).


Bacillus Subtilis rRNA Gene Sequence Calvin Cycle Gene Sequence Analysis Subtilis Strain 
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  1. 1.Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbHBraunschweigGermany

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