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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rhizobiales
Family: Hyphomicrobiaceae
Genus: Devosia
Nakagawa et al. 1996
Type species
Devosia riboflavina

D. albogilva
D. chinhatensis
D. crocina
D. epidermidihirudinis
Candidatus D. euplotis [1]
D. geojensis
D. ginsengisoli
D. glacialis
D. hwasunensis
D. insulae
D. limi
D. neptuniae
D. pacifica
D. psychrophila
D. riboflavina
D. soli
D. subaequoris
D. submarina
D. terrae
D. yakushimensis

Devosia is a genus of Gram-negative soil bacteria. It is named after the Belgian microbiologist Paul De Vos. They are motile by flagella, the cells are rod-shaped.[2]


  1. ^ Vannini, C. (2004). "Identification of the bacterial endosymbionts of the marine ciliate Euplotes magnicirratus (Ciliophora, Hypotrichia) and proposal of 'Candidatus Devosia euplotis'". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 54 (4): 1151–6. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02759-0. PMID 15280284. 
  2. ^ 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. pp. 354–361. ISBN 978-0-387-24145-6.