Acinetobacter venetianus

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Acinetobacter venetianus
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Pseudomonadales
Family: Moraxellaceae
Genus: Acinetobacter
Species: A. venetianus
Binomial name
Acinetobacter venetianus
Di Cello et al., 1997

Acinetobacter venetianus is a species of bacteria notable for degrading n-alkanes. It harbours plasmids carrying sequences similar to the Pseudomonas oleovorans alkane hydroxylase gene alkBFGH.[1] Its potential for bioremediation is an active research topic, particularly its role in the production of the bioemulsifier emulsan. Its type strain is RAG-1T(=ATCC 31012T=CCUG 45561T=LMG 19082T=LUH 3904T=NIPH 1925T).[2]


  1. ^ Di Cello, F.; Pepi, M.; Baldi, F.; Fani, R. (1997). "Molecular characterization of an n-alkane-degrading bacterial community and identification of a new species, Acinetobacter venetianus". Research in Microbiology. 148 (3): 237–249. doi:10.1016/S0923-2508(97)85244-8. ISSN 0923-2508. 
  2. ^ Vaneechoutte, M.; Nemec, A.; Musilek, M.; van der Reijden, T. J. K.; van den Barselaar, M.; Tjernberg, I.; Calame, W.; Fani, R.; De Baere, T.; Dijkshoorn, L. (2009). "Description of Acinetobacter venetianus ex Di Cello et al. 1997 sp. nov". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 59 (6): 1376–1381. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.003541-0. ISSN 1466-5026. PMID 19502319. 

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