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Scientific classification

Breed 1953

Breed 1953
Type species
Brevibacterium linens

B. acetyliticum
B. albidum
B. antiquum
B. aurantiacum
B. avium
B. casei
B. celere
B. divaricatum
B. epidermidis
B. frigoritolerans
B. halotolerans
B. immotum
B. iodinum
B. linens
B. luteolum
B. luteum
B. mcbrellneri
B. otitidis
B. oxydans
B. paucivorans
B. permense
B. picturae
B. samyangense
B. sanguinis
B. stationis

Brevibacterium is a genus of bacteria of the order Actinomycetales. They are Gram-positive soil organisms. It is the sole genus in the family Brevibacteriaceae.

Re-classified species[edit]

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.


  1. ^ Yangyong Lv (Feb 2012). "Genome Sequence of Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC 14067, Which Provides Insight into Amino Acid Biosynthesis in Coryneform Bacteria". Journal of Bacteriology. 194 (3): 742–743. doi:10.1128/JB.06514-11. PMC 3264075. PMID 22247536.
  2. ^ Bernard KA, Wiebe D, Burdz T, Reimer A, Ng B, Singh C, Schindle S, Pacheco AL (April 2010). "Assignment of Brevibacterium stationis (ZoBell and Upham 1944) Breed 1953 to the genus Corynebacterium, as Corynebacterium stationis comb. nov., and emended description of the genus Corynebacterium to include isolates that can alkalinize citrate". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 60 (Pt 4, number 4): 874–9. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.012641-0. PMID 19661509.