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Scientific classification
Type species
G. liquefaciens

Gluconacetobacter is a genus in the phylum Proteobacteria (Bacteria).[1] In 2012, several species previously classified under the Gluconacetobacter species were reclassified under the new genus Komagataeibacter, including the cellulose producing species Komagataeibacter xylinus.[2][3]


The name Gluconacetobacter derives from: New Latin acidum gluconicum, gluconic acid; Latin noun acetum, vinegar; New Latin bacter, rod; giving Gluconacetobacter, gluconate-vinegar rod.[4]


The genus contains 25 species (including basonyms and synonyms),[4] namely

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Classification of Genera AC entry in LPSN; Euzéby, J.P. (1997). "List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 47 (2): 590–2. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-590. PMID 9103655.
  2. ^ Yamada, Yuzo; Yukphan, Pattaraporn; Vu, Huong Thi Lan; Muramatsu, Yuki; Ochaikul, Duangjai; Nakagawa, Yasuyoshi (June 2012). "Subdivision of the genus Gluconacetobacter Yamada, Hoshino and Ishikawa 1998: the proposal of Komagatabacter gen. nov., for strains accommodated to the Gluconacetobacter xylinus group in the α-Proteobacteria". Annals of Microbiology. 62 (2): 849–859. doi:10.1007/s13213-011-0288-4. ISSN 1590-4261.
  3. ^ Yamada, Yuzo; Yukphan, Pattaraporn; Lan Vu, Huong Thi; Muramatsu, Yuki; Ochaikul, Duangjai; Tanasupawat, Somboon; Nakagawa, Yasuyoshi (2012). "Description of Komagataeibacter gen. nov., with proposals of new combinations (Acetobacteraceae)". The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology. 58 (5): 397–404. doi:10.2323/jgam.58.397. ISSN 0022-1260.
  4. ^ a b "Genus: Gluconacetobacter". Retrieved 2020-03-20.