Desulfobacterales

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Desulfobacterales
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Delta Proteobacteria
Order: Desulfobacterales
Families

Desulfobacteraceae
Desulfobulbaceae
Desulfoarculaceae

The Desulfobacterales are an order of sulfate-reducing bacteria, included among the Proteobacteria. There are three families. They are sulfate-reducing bacteria, reducing sulfates to sulfides to obtain energy. They are strictly anaerobe.

References[edit]

  • Garrity, George M.; Brenner, Don J.; Krieg, Noel R.; Staley, James T. (eds.) (2005). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part C: The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria. New York, New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-24145-6.