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Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Acidithiobacillia
Order: Acidithiobacillales
Families & Genera


The Acidithiobacillales are an order of bacteria within the class Acidithiobacillia and comprises the genera Acidithiobacillus and Thermithiobacillus.[1] Originally, both were included in the genus Thiobacillus, but they are not related to the type species, which belongs to the Betaproteobacteria.[2]


  1. ^ Williams, K. P.; Kelly, D. P. (2013). "Proposal for a new Class within the Proteobacteria, the Acidithiobacillia, with the Acidithiobacillales as the type Order". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 63 (Pt 8): 2901–6. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.049270-0. PMID 23334881. 
  2. ^ Kelly (D.P.) and Wood (A.P.): Reclassification of some species of Thiobacillus to the newly designated genera Acidithiobacillus gen. nov., Halothiobacillus gen. nov. and Thermithiobacillus gen. nov. In: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2000, 50, 511-516.

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