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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Listeriaceae
Garrity et al. 2001


The Listeriaceae are a family of Gram-positive bacteria.[1][2] The cells are short rods and can form filaments. They are aerobic or facultative anaerobic. Spores are not formed.[1] Some species can cause human and animal listeriosis.


  1. ^ a b George M. Garrity; Vos, P.; Garrity, G.; Jones, D.; Krieg, N.R.; Ludwig, W.; Rainey, F.A.; Schleifer, K.-H.; Whitman, W.B. (September 15, 2009). The Firmicutes. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Springer. p. 1450. ISBN 978-0-387-95041-9. British Library no. GBA561951. 
  2. ^ Euzéby, J. P. "List of Prokaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature". Retrieved March 24, 2014.