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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Betaproteobacteria
Order: Burkholderiales
Family: Oxalobacteraceae
Genus: Oxalobacter
Allison et al. 1985
Type species
Oxalobacter formigenes

Oxalobacter formigenes Oxalobacter vibrioformis

Oxalobacter is a genus of bacteria in the Oxalobacteraceae family. The species are chemoorganotrophs and strictly anaerobic.[1] They are found in rumens of animals such as cattle and in feces of other animals and humans. Some are marine and some have been isolated from fresh water.[1]


  1. ^ a b Garrity, George M.; Brenner, Don J.; Krieg, Noel R.; Staley, James T. (eds.) (2005). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part C: The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria. New York, New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-24145-6.

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