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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Betaproteobacteria
Order: Neisseriales
Family: Neisseriaceae
Genus: Chromobacterium

Chromobacterium is a genus of gram-negative rods.[1]:279 There are at least two known species within the genus, Chromobacterium violaceum and Chromobacterium subtsugae[2] the latter was discovered by Agricultural Research Scientists (ARS) in Beltsville, Maryland.[2]


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  2. ^ a b Martin, Phyllis A. W.; Gundersen-Rindal, Dawn; Blackburn, Michael; Buyer, Jeffrey (May 2007). "Chromobacterium subtsugae sp. nov., a betaproteobacterium toxic to Colorado potato beetle and other insect pests". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 57 (5): 993–999. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.64611-0.