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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Alteromonadales
Family: Alteromonadaceae
Genus: Microbulbifer
González et al. 1997
Type species
Microbulbifer hydrolyticus

M. agarilyticus
M. celer
M. chitinlyticus
M. elongatus
M. elongatus
M. epialgicus
M. gwangyangensis
M. halophilus
M. hydrolyticus
M. mangrovi
M. marinus
M. maritimus
M. okinawensis
M. pacificus
M. rhizosphaerae
M. salipaludis
M. taiwanensis
M. thermotolerans
M. varibilis
M. yueqingensis

Microbulbifer is a genus of Proteobacteria found in high-salt environments. Members of this genus can degrade complex carbohydrates such as cellulose, alginate, and chitin. Recently, Microbulbifer degredans was renamed Saccharophagus degredans.[1]


Microbulbifer (Mi.cro. bul’bi.fer. Gr. adj. micro, small; L. m. n. bulbus, onion, bulb; L. suff. -fer, carrying, bearing; L. m. n. Microbulbifer, small bearer of bulbs).[2]


  1. ^ Ekborg, Nathan A.; Gonzalez, Jose M.; Howard, Michael B.; Taylor, Larry E.; Hutcheson, Steven W.; Weiner, Ronald M. (2005-01-01). "Saccharophagus degradans gen. nov., sp. nov., a versatile marine degrader of complex polysaccharides". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 55 (4): 1545–1549. PMID 16014479. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63627-0. 
  2. ^ González, J. M.; Mayer, F.; Moran, M. A.; Hodson, R. E.; Whitman, W. B. (1997-04-01). "Microbulbifer hydrolyticus gen. nov., sp. nov., and Marinobacterium georgiense gen. nov., sp. nov., two marine bacteria from a lignin-rich pulp mill waste enrichment community". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 47 (2): 369–376. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 9103623. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-2-369.