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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Deferribacteres
Class: Deferribacteres
Order: Deferribacterales
Family: Deferribacteraceae
Huber & Stetter 2002

The Deferribacteraceae are a family of bacteria, given their own phylum (Deferribacteres).[1]


The currently accepted phylogeny phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 123 by The All-Species Living Tree Project [2]

Flexistipes sinusarabici Fiala et al. 2000


D. desulfuricans Takai et al. 2003

D. thermophilus Greene et al. 1997 (type sp.)

D. abyssi Miroshnichenko et al. 2003

D. autotrophicus Slobodkina et al. 2009

Calditerrivibrio nitroreducens Iino et al. 2008

Mucispirillum schaedleri Robertson et al. 2005

Denitrovibrio acetiphilus Myhr & Torsvik 2000

Seleniivibrio woodruffii Rauschenbach et al. 2013


G. ferrireducens Caccavo et al. 2000 (type sp.)

G. thiophilus Janssen et al. 2002


The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LSPN) [3] [4]


  1. ^ Huber, H., and Stetter, K.O.. "Family I. Deferribacteraceae fam. nov." In: Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd ed., vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria) (D.R. Boone and R.W. Castenholz, eds.), Springer-Verlag, New York (2001). pp. 465-466.
  2. ^ See the All-Species Living Tree Project [1]. Data extracted from the "16S rRNA-based LTP release 123 (full tree)" (PDF). Silva Comprehensive Ribosomal RNA Database. Retrieved 2016-03-20. 
  3. ^ See the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature. Data extracted from the "Deferribacteres". Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  4. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Deferribacteres Data extracted from the "NCBI Taxonomy Browser". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2013-03-20.