Deferribacter thermophilus

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Deferribacter thermophilus
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Deferribacteres
Class: Deferribacteres
Order: Deferribacterales
Family: Deferribacteraceae
Genus: Deferribacter
Species: D.  thermophilus
Binomial name
Deferribacter thermophilus
Greene et al. 1997

Deferribacter thermophilus is an iron-reducing bacteria. It is a manganese- and iron-reducing bacterium. It is thermophilic and anaerobic bacterium, its type strain being designated as strain BMAT. The cells are straight to bent rods (1 to 5 by 0.3 to 0.5 μm).[1]


  1. ^ Greene, A. C.; Patel, B. K. C.; Sheehy, A. J. (1997). "Deferribacter thermophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a Novel Thermophilic Manganese- and Iron-Reducing Bacterium Isolated from a Petroleum Reservoir". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 47 (2): 505–509. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-505. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 9103640. 

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