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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Betaproteobacteria
Order: Burkholderiales
Family: Oxalobacteraceae
Genus: Herbaspirillum
Baldani et al. 1986
Type species
Herbaspirillum seropedicae

H. aquaticum [1]
H. aurantiacum [2]
H. autogrophicum
H. canariense [3]
H. chlorophenolicum
H. frisingense
H. hiltneri
H. huttiense
H. lusitanum
H. rhizosphaerae
H. rubrisubalbicans
H. seropedicae
H. soli [4]

Herbaspirillum is a genus of bacteria, including the nitrogen-fixing Herbaspirillum lusitanum.

Although usually found in soil environments, it has also been identified as a contaminant of DNA extraction kit reagents, which may lead to its erroneous appearance in microbiota or metagenomic datasets.[5]