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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Deltaproteobacteria
Order: Desulfuromonadales
Families & Genera


The Desulfuromonadales are an order within the Proteobacteria. Various members of the Desulfomonadales are capable of anaerobic respiration utilizing a variety of compounds as electron acceptors, including sulfur, Mn(IV), Fe(III), nitrate, Co(III), Tc(VII), U(VI) and trichloroacetic acid[1][2]

The order Desulfuromonadales contains the following families and genera:[3]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Martin Dworkin, Stanley Falkow, Eugene Rosenberg, Karl-Heinz Schleifer, Erko Stackebrandt (Hrsg.) The Prokaryotes, A Handbook of the Biology of Bacteria. 7 Bände, 3. Auflage, Springer-Verlag, New York u. a. O., 2006, ISBN 0-387-30740-0. Vol. 2: Ecophysiology and Biochemistry ISBN 0-387-2549-27.
  3. ^ National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

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