Thiotrichales

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Thiotrichales
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Thiomargarita namibiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Thiotrichales
Families

Thiotrichaceae
Piscirickettsiaceae
Francisellaceae

The Thiotrichales are an order of Proteobacteria, including Thiomargarita namibiensis, the largest known bacterium.[1]

They also include certain pathogens, such as Francisella tularensis which causes tularemia (rabbit fever).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b George M. Garrity: Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. 2. Auflage. Springer, New York, 2005, Volume 2: The Proteobacteria, Part B: The Gammaproteobacteria