Gemmatimonadetes

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Gemmatimonadetes
Scientific classification e
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Gemmatimonadetes
Order: Gemmatimonales
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Family: Gemmatimonaceae
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Genus: Gemmatimonas
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Species: G. aurantiaca
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Binomial name
Gemmatimonas aurantiaca
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The Gemmatimonadetes are a family of bacteria, given their own phylum (Gemmatimonadetes). The first member of this phylum was discovered in 2003 in activated sludge in a sewage treatment system. The bacterium was named Gemmatimonas aurantiaca.[1]

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  1. ^ Zhang H, Sekiguchi Y, Hanada S, Hugenholtz P, Kim H, Kamagata Y, Nakamura K (2003). "Gemmatimonas aurantiaca gen. nov., sp. nov., a gram-negative, aerobic, polyphosphate-accumulating micro-organism, the first cultured representative of the new bacterial phylum Gemmatimonadetes phyl. nov.". Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53 (Pt 4): 1155–63. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02520-0. PMID 12892144. 

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