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Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rhodospirillales
Family: Acetobacteraceae
Genus: Gluconacetobacter
Type species
G. liquefaciens

Gluconacetobacter is a genus in the phylum Proteobacteria (Bacteria).[1]


The name Gluconacetobacter derives from: New Latin acidum gluconicum, gluconic acid; Latin noun acetum, vinegar; New Latin bacter, rod; giving Gluconacetobacter, gluconate-vinegar rod. [2]


The genus contains 24 species (including basonyms and synonyms), namely

  • Gluconacetobacter aggeris
  • Gluconacetobacter asukensis
  • Gluconacetobacter azotocaptans
  • Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus
  • Gluconacetobacter entanii
  • Gluconacetobacter europaeus
  • Gluconacetobacter hansenii
  • Gluconacetobacter intermedius
  • Gluconacetobacter johannae
  • Gluconacetobacter kakiaceti
  • Gluconacetobacter kombuchae
  • Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens (type species of the genus)
  • Gluconacetobacter maltaceti
  • Gluconacetobacter medellinensis
  • Gluconacetobacter nataicola
  • Gluconacetobacter oboediens
  • Gluconacetobacter rhaeticus
  • Gluconacetobacter sacchari
  • Gluconacetobacter saccharivorans
  • Gluconacetobacter sucrofermentans
  • Gluconacetobacter swingsii
  • Gluconacetobacter takamatsuzukensis
  • Gluconacetobacter tumulicola
  • Gluconacetobacter tumulisoli
  • Gluconacetobacter xylinus

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