The Family Sneathiellaceae

  • Brian Austin
Reference work entry


Sneathiellaceae, a family in the order Sneathiellales, comprises the genera Oceanibacterium and Sneathiella. The cultures are Gram-negative asporogenous rods, which have been recovered from marine samples. The dominant fatty acids include C18:1ω7c and C16:0. The G + C content of the DNA is ∼57 mol%. 16S rRNA gene sequencing evidence was used principally to delineate the new order, family, and genera.


Marine Agar Western Pacific Warm Pool Arginine Dihydrolase Esterase Lipase Major Cellular Fatty Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Aquaculture, School of Natural SciencesUniversity of StirlingStirlingScotland, UK

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