Marinobacter

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Marinobacter
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Alteromonadales
Family: Alteromonadaceae
Genus: Marinobacter
Gauthier et al. 1992
Type species
Marinobacter hydrocarbonoclasticus
Species

M. algicola
M. alkaliphilus
M. aquaeolei
M. arcticus
M. bryozoorum
M. daepoensis
M. excellens
M. flavimaris
M. gudaonensis
M. hydrocarbonoclasticus
M. koreensis
M. lipolyticus
M. litoralis
M. lutaoensis
M. maritimus
M. nanhaiticus[1]
M. sediminum
M. squalenivorans
M. vinifirmus

Marinobacter is a genus of Proteobacteria found in sea water. A number of strains and species can degrade hydrocarbons.[2] The species involved in hydrocarbon degradation include M. alkaliphilus, M. aquaeolei, M. arcticus, M. hydrocarbonoclasticus, M. maritimus & M. squalenivorans.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gao, Wei; Cui, Zhisong; Li, Qian; Xu, Guangsu; Jia, Xingjun; Zheng, Li (2013). "Marinobacter nanhaiticus sp. nov., polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium isolated from the sediment of the South China Sea". Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 103 (3): 485–491. doi:10.1007/s10482-012-9830-z. 
  2. ^ Brito, E. M. S.; Guyoneaud, R. M.; Goñi-Urriza, M.; Ranchou-Peyruse, A.; Verbaere, A.; Crapez, M. A. C.; Wasserman, J. C. S. A.; Duran, R. (2006). "Characterization of hydrocarbonoclastic bacterial communities from mangrove sediments in Guanabara Bay, Brazil". Research in Microbiology 157 (8): 752–762. doi:10.1016/j.resmic.2006.03.005. PMID 16815684.  edit
  3. ^ M.M. Yakimov, K.N. Timmis & P.N. Golyshin (2007). "Obligate oil-degrading marine bacteria". Current Opinion in Biotechnology 18 (3): 257–266. doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2007.04.006. PMID 17493798.