Deferribacter autotrophicus

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Deferribacter autotrophicus
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Deferribacteres
Class: Deferribacteres
Order: Deferribacterales
Family: Deferribacteraceae
Genus: Deferribacter
Species: D.  autotrophicus
Binomial name
Deferribacter autotrophicus
Slobodkina et al. 2009

Deferribacter autotrophicus is an iron-reducing bacteria. It is thermophilic, anaerobic, chemolithoautotrophic, motile, straight to bent rod-shaped with one polar flagellum, 0.5–0.6 µm in width and 3.0–3.5 µm in length. The type strain is SL50T (=DSM 21529T =VKPM B-10097T).[1]


  1. ^ Slobodkina, G. B.; Kolganova, T. V.; Chernyh, N. A.; Querellou, J.; Bonch-Osmolovskaya, E. A.; Slobodkin, A. I. (2009). "Deferribacter autotrophicus sp. nov., an iron(III)-reducing bacterium from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 59 (6): 1508–1512. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.006767-0. ISSN 1466-5026. PMID 19502344. 

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