Dechloromonas aromatica

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Dechloromonas aromatica
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Beta Proteobacteria
Order: Rhodocyclales
Family: Rhodocyclaceae
Genus: Dechloromonas
Species: D. aromatica
Binomial name
Dechloromonas aromatica
Cavalier-Smith 2002[1]

Dechloromonas aromatica is a gram negative, facultative anaerobe bacterium from the genus of Dechloromonas which was isolated of the Potomac River sludge in the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States and occurs in environment soil. Dechloromonas aromatica has the ability to degrade benzene anaerobically, reduce perchlorate and oxidize chlorobenzoate, toluene and xylene.[2][3]