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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Alicyclobacillaceae
Garrity et al. 2001

The Alicyclobacillaceae are a family of Gram-positive bacteria. They are extremophiles with certain strains living at around 70°C and a pH of 1.5–5.5.[1] Endospores are formed.[1] The family contains three genera: Alicyclobacillus, Kyrpidia, and Tumebacillus.[2]


  1. ^ a b George Garrity (hrsg.): Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology, Volume 3: The low G+C Gram Positives. 2. Auflage. Springer-Verlag, New York u. a. O. 2008, ISBN 978-0-387-95041-9.
  2. ^ Euzéby, J. P. "List of Prokaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature". Retrieved March 22, 2014.