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|Bacteroides spp. anaerobically cultured in blood agar medium.|
The family Bacteroidaceae is composed of five genera of environmental bacteria. The genus Capsularis used to exist prior to 1982, but its only species, B. zoogleoformans, was later deemed to be more closely related to the genus Bacteroides.
- Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd ed., vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria) (D.R. Boone and R.W. Castenholz, eds.), Springer-Verlag, New York (2001). pp. 465-466.
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