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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Betaproteobacteria
Order: Neisseriales
Family: Neisseriaceae
Genus: Chromobacterium

Chromobacterium is a genus of Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria.[1]:279 Currently, eleven species within the genus are known, two of those are Chromobacterium violaceum and Chromobacterium subtsugae;[2] the latter was discovered by scientists at the Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland.[2]


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  2. ^ a b Martin, Phyllis A. W.; Gundersen-Rindal, Dawn; Blackburn, Michael; Buyer, Jeffrey (May 2007). "Chromobacterium subtsugae sp. nov., a betaproteobacterium toxic to Colorado potato beetle and other insect pests". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 57 (5): 993–999. PMID 17473247. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.64611-0.