Acidovorax facilis

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Acidovorax facilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Betaproteobacteria
Order: Burkholderiales
Family: Comamonadaceae
Genus: Acidovorax
Species: A. facilis
Binomial name
Acidovorax facilis
(Schatz and Bovell 1952; Willems et al. 1990)

Hydrogenomonas facilis (Schatz and Bovell 1952)
Pseudomonas facilis (Schatz and Bovell 1952; Davis 1969)

Acidovorax facilis is an aerobic, chemoorganotrophic bacterium used as a soil inoculant in agriculture and horticulture.

Morphological and biochemical attributes[edit]

The bacterium is a 0.2-0.7 x 1.0-5.0 micrometre straight to slightly curved Gram negative rod that occurs singly or in short chains. It is motile by means of a single polar flagellum. On nutrient agar, it forms unpigmented colonies. A. facilis strains tend to be oxidase positive, but urease-variable; some strains grow on Christensen urea agar but lack urease according to API 20NE tests.

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