Beijerinckiaceae

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Beijerinckiaceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rhizobiales
Family: Beijerinckiaceae
Garrity et al. 2006
Genera[2]

Beijerinckia
Camelimonas[1]
Chelatococcus[1]
Methylocapsa[1]
Methylocella[1]
Methyloferula[1]
Methyloferula[1]
Methylorosula[1]
Methylovirgula[1]
Pseudochelatococcus[1]

The Beijerinckiaceae are a family of Rhizobiales named after the Dutch microbiologist Martinus Willem Beijerinck. Beijerinckia is a genus of free-living aerobic nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

Acidotolerant Beijerinckiaceae has been shown to be the main bacterial methanol sink in a decidous forest soil and highlights their importance for the conversion of methanol in forest soils. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Beijerinckiaceae". www.uniprot.org. 
  2. ^ "List of Prokaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature". Archived from the original on 4 May 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 

Acidotolerant Bacteria and Fungi as a Sink of Methanol-Derived Carbon in a Deciduous Forest Soil Mareen Morawe, Henrike Hoeke, Dirk K. Wissenbach, Guillaume Lentendu, Tesfaye Wubet, Eileen Kröber and Steffen Kolb*