Brucellaceae

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Brucellaceae
Brucella spp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rhizobiales
Family: Brucellaceae
Breed et al. 1957
Genera[1]

Brucella
Crabtreella
Daeguia
Mycoplana
Ochrobactrum
Paenochrobactrum
Pseudochrobactrum

The Brucellaceae are a family of the gram-negative Rhizobiales. They are named after Sir David Bruce, a Scottish microbiologist. They are aerobic chemoorganotrophes.[2] The family comprises pathogen and soil bacteria[2]

See Brucella, the type-genus and brucellosis, a disease caused by Brucella.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Prokaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature". Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Garrity, George M.; Brenner, Don J.; Krieg, Noel R.; Staley, James T. (eds.) (2005). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part C: The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria. New York, New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-24145-6.