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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Betaproteobacteria
Order: Burkholderiales
Family: Comamonadaceae
Genus: Aquabacterium
Kalmbach et al. 1999, gen. nov[1]
Type species
Aquabacterium commune

Aquabacterium citratiphilum Aquabacterium commune Aquabacterium fontiphilum Aquabacterium hongkongensis Aquabacterium parvum

The species of Aquabacterium are motile rod-shaped, gram-negative, oxidase-positive, catalase-negative bacteria which were isolated from drinking water biofilms in Berlin.[1][2] Identified species include Aquabacterium citratiphilum, Aquabacterium parvum and Aquabacterium commune.


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  2. ^ Kalmbach, S.; Manz, W.; Wecke, J.; Szewzyk, U. (1999). "Aquabacterium gen. Nov., with description of Aquabacterium citratiphilum sp. nov., Aquabacterium parvum sp. nov. And Aquabacterium commune sp. nov., three in situ dominant bacterial species from the Berlin drinking water system". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 49 (2): 769. doi:10.1099/00207713-49-2-769.  edit