Piscirickettsiaceae

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Piscirickettsiaceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Thiotrichales
Family: Piscirickettsiaceae
Genera

Cycloclasticus
Hydrogenovibrio
Methylophaga
Piscirickettsia
Thioalkalimicrobium
Thiomicrospira

The Piscirickettsiaceae are a family of Proteobacteria. All species are aerobe and found in water.[1] The species Piscirickettsia salmonis is a fish pathogen bacteria and causes Piscirickettsiosis in salmonid fish .[2] It lives in cells of infected hosts and can´t be cultured on artificial media.[1] Piscirickettsia salmonis is non-motile, whereas the other five generas are motile by using a single flagellum.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c George M. Garrity: Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. 2. Auflage. Springer, New York, 2005, Volume 2: The Proteobacteria, Part B: The Gammaproteobacteria
  2. ^ Martin Dworkin, Stanley Falkow, Eugene Rosenberg, Karl-Heinz Schleifer, Erko Stackebrandt: The Prokaryotes, A Handbook of the Biology of Bacteria. Volume 5: Proteobacteria: Alpha and Beta Subclasses ISBN 978-0-387-25495-1

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