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The Family Sneathiellaceae


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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Austin, B. (2014). The Family Sneathiellaceae. In: Rosenberg, E., DeLong, E.F., Lory, S., Stackebrandt, E., Thompson, F. (eds) The Prokaryotes. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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