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Scientific classification e
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Deferribacteres
Order: Deferribacterales
Family: Deferribacteraceae
Huber & Stetter 2002

The Deferribacteraceae are a family of gram-negative bacteria which make energy by anaerobic respiration.[1]


Deferribacteraceae are rod-shaped, although the rods may be straight or bent. They are gram-negative. Deferribacteraceae perform anaerobic respiration using iron, manganese, or nitrate. They can also produce energy by fermentation. The type genus of the family is Deferribacter.[1]


The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LSPN) [2] [3]


The family was first described in 2001 in order to hold the genera Deferribacter, Flexistipes, and Geovibrio.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 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 List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature. Data extracted from the "Deferribacteres". Retrieved 2013-03-20.
  3. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Deferribacteres Data extracted from the "NCBI Taxonomy Browser". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2013-03-20.