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Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinomycetota
Class: Actinomycetia
Order: Micrococcales
Family: Brevibacteriaceae
Genus: Brevibacterium
Breed 1953[1]
Type species
Brevibacterium linens
(Wolff 1910) Breed 1953 (Approved Lists 1980)

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Brevibacterium is a genus of bacteria of the order Micrococcales.[1] They are Gram-positive soil organisms.


Brevibacterium comprises the following species:[2]

Further reading[edit]

Mimura, Haruo (September 2014). "Growth Enhancement of the Halotolerant "Brevibacterium" sp JCM 6894 by Methionine Externally Added to a Chemically Defined Medium". Biocontrol Science 19 (3): 151–155.

Shabbiri, Khadija; Botting, Catherine H.; Adnan, Ahmad; Fuszard, Matthew; Naseem, Shahid; Ahmed, Safeer; Shujaat, Shahida; Syed, Quratulain; Ahmad, Waqar (April 2014). "An Investigation into Membrane Bound Redox Carriers Involved in Energy Transduction Mechanism in Brevibacterium linens DSM 20158 with Unsequenced Genome". Journal of Membrane Biology. 247 (4): 345–355. doi:10.1007/s00232-014-9641-4. PMID 24573306. S2CID 251413.


  1. ^ a b Breed RS. (1953). "The Brevibacteriaceae fam. nov. of order Eubacteriales". Riassunti delle Communicazioni, VI Congresso Internazionale Microbiologia Roma [Proceedings of the 6th International Congress of Microbiology, Rome]. 1: 10–15.
  2. ^ Euzéby JP, Parte AC. "Brevibacterium". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN). Retrieved May 16, 2022.