Devosia neptuniae

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Devosia neptuniae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alpha Proteobacteria
Order: Rhizobiales
Family: Hyphomicrobiaceae
Genus: Devosia
Species: D. neptuniae
Binomial name
Devosia neptuniae
Rivas et al. 2003

Devosia neptuniae is a nitrogen-fixing bacteria that nodulates Neptunia natans. It is Gram-negative, strictly aerobic short rod-shaped and motile by a subpolar flagellum. The type strain of D. neptuniae is LMG 21357T (CECT 5650T).[1]


  1. ^ Rivas, Raúl; Willems, Anne; Subba-Rao, Nanjappa S.; Mateos, Pedro F.; Dazzo, Frank B.; Kroppenstedt, Reiner M.; Martínez-Molina, Eustoquio; Gillis, Monique; Velázquez, Encarna (2003). "Description of Devosia neptuniae sp. nov. that Nodulates and Fixes Nitrogen in Symbiosis with Neptunia natans, an Aquatic Legume from India". Systematic and Applied Microbiology 26 (1): 47–53. doi:10.1078/072320203322337308. ISSN 0723-2020. 

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